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Ashley A. Fenner, Erin K. Howie, Leon M. Straker and Martin S. Hagger

The current study explored whether a multidisciplinary family-based intervention underpinned by self-determination theory could enhance perceptions of parent need support, autonomous motivation, and quality of life in overweight and obese adolescents. Using a staggered-entry waitlist-period control design, adolescents (n = 56) were assessed at baseline and preintervention (within-participant control), immediately following intervention, and at 3, 6, and 12 month follow-ups. Parents were trained in need-supportive behaviors within the broader context of an 8-week multidisciplinary intervention attended jointly with adolescents. Following intervention, significant improvements were demonstrated in adolescent perceptions of parent need support, autonomous motivation, and quality of life, and changes were maintained at the 1-year follow-up. Mediation analyses revealed changes in perceptions of parent need support predicted changes in quality of life indirectly via changes in autonomous motivation. Findings suggest overweight and obese adolescents are likely to benefit from multidisciplinary family-based interventions that aim to train parents in need-supportive behaviors.

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Luis Columna, Denzil A. Streete, Samuel R. Hodge, Suzanna Rocco Dillon, Beth Myers, Michael L. Norris, Tiago V. Barreira and Kevin S. Heffernan

practicing sessions, wherein parents learned how to teach PA to their children, were one of the components well received by the parents. In addition to the parent training, PA equipment was given to each family to maximize their PA opportunities. Ajzen (2015) indicated that in order for intentions to be

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Seung Ho Chang, Kyungun Kim, Jihyun Lee and Sukho Lee

, Risser HJ , Lovejoy MC . A meta-analysis of parent training: moderators and follow-up effects . Clinic Psychol Rev . 2006 ; 26 : 86 – 104 . doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2005.07.004 10.1016/j.cpr.2005.07.004 19. Biddle SJ , Braithwaite R , Pearson N . The effectiveness of interventions to increase

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emerging as early as 3 months. Therefore, future research in this area should investigate the implications of prolonged constrained positioning on infant development and parent training. Funding source: U.S. Department of Education Training Grant. Motor Competence Assessment (MCA): Portuguese Normative