Educational or Curriculum

COPE Healthy TEEN program

Initiative Description: The COPE Healthy TEEN program is based on the Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT). Each session of the program began with a review of the content from the previous session and included approximately 10-15 minutes of physical activity which was not exercise training. Also, case-based examples were used inall sessions to highlight the concept and enhance learningof behavioural skills

Study Results: Increased daily step count. Increased daily fruit and vegetable consumption and the daily quantity of water ingested.

Reference: Ardic, A., & Erdogan, S. (2017). The effectiveness of the COPE healthy lifestyles TEEN program: a school-based intervention in middle school adolescents with 12-month follow-up. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 73(6), 1377-1389. doi:10.1111/jan.13217

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars  Good