Journal article

Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Obesity: Active Transport Program for Primary School Children-TravelSMART Schools Curriculum Program

Marj Moodie, Michelle M Haby, Boyd Swinburn, Robert Carter

Journal of Physical Activity and Health | HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To assess from a societal perspective the cost-effectiveness of a school program to increase active transport in 10- to 11-year-old Australian children as an obesity prevention measure. METHODS: The TravelSMART Schools Curriculum program was modeled nationally for 2001 in terms of its impact on Body Mass Index (BMI) and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) measured against current practice. Cost offsets and DALY benefits were modeled until the eligible cohort reached age 100 or died. The intervention was qualitatively assessed against second stage filter criteria ('equity,' 'strength of evidence,' 'acceptability to stakeholders,' 'feasibility of implementation,' 'sustainability..

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