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The effects of obesity intervention programs for adolescents in Korea: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2018;29:689-703
Published online May 31, 2018
© 2018 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Young A Kim1 · Yun Am Seo2 · Sanghoo Yoon3

1College of Nursing, Jeju National University
2National Institute of Meteorological Sciences
3Division of Mathematics and Big Data Science, Daegu University
Correspondence to: Assistant professor, Division of Mathematics and big data science, Daegu University, Gyeongsan 38453, Korea. E-mail :
Received March 7, 2018; Revised May 17, 2018; Accepted May 21, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current state of the experimental obesity intervention study in Korea and to examine the effect of the intervention program. The key words used ’adolescent obesity and effect’ or ’student obesity and effect’, and in this study 39 articles from 1993 to 2016 were used. The five most frequently measured variables were body weight, body fat percentage, triglyceride, HDL cholesterol, and body mass index. The positive and significant effects were confirmed after the intervention compared with before the intervention, and the corrected standardized mean effect sizes were medium. In addition, meta-regression analysis was performed, and pre-effect size was found to influence post-effect size of the major dependent variables. The results of this study specifically examined the overall components and forms of the programs to enhance the effectiveness of the adolescent obesity intervention program.
Keywords : Adolescent, meta-analysis, obesity, students.