Blazing a Trail: Testing an Intervention Strategy with Preschoolers ?at Risk? for Later Life Overweight/Obesity

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147127
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Presentation
Title:
Blazing a Trail: Testing an Intervention Strategy with Preschoolers ?at Risk? for Later Life Overweight/Obesity
Abstract:
Blazing a Trail: Testing an Intervention Strategy with Preschoolers ?at Risk? for Later Life Overweight/Obesity
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Small, Leigh, PhD, RN, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University College of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing and Coordinator, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
Co-Authors:Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN; Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP, FNAP; Anne Strasser, RN, MS, PNP; Lisa Spath, MS, RN
Childhood overweight/obesity is reaching staggering proportions; however, there have been limited well designed trials that support specific intervention strategies with young children and their families. There has been much study that has identified predictors of later life obesity and they include: 1) weight during adiposity rebound (AR), 2) early AR, occurring before 6 years of age, and 3) parental obesity/overweight. The majority of the research efforts that study the prevention of childhood obesity have been conducted with 8-12 year old children; however, given the risk factors true preventive/treatment interventions should occur before or in the early stages of AR. Although this is an escalating health dilemma very few well designed studies have been conducted with young children and their parents. A current thorough systematic review of preventive intervention strategies directed toward obesity prevention in children (3-19 years) was conducted; however, only three studies involved 4-5 year-old children. While these studies provide information to inform the development of an intervention program, there were several methodologic differences which prevent comparison of results and generalizability of those study findings. The purpose of this presentation is to present the current evidence regarding the overweight/obesity dilemma confronting our nations' young children, outline the factors placing young children at risk for later life overweight/obesity, describe the challenges of developing and conducting this small intervention pilot (N=14) conducted in a daycare setting, and offer practice/research suggestions. If allowed to continue unchecked, this national dilemma of child and adult overweight/obesity may reach cataclysmic proportions affecting the lives and health of many children and their families. Given the current state of science with regard to child overweight/obesity and knowledge of predictors of later life overweight/obesity, many of those trials should focus on the preschool and early school-age child population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBlazing a Trail: Testing an Intervention Strategy with Preschoolers ?at Risk? for Later Life Overweight/Obesityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147127-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Blazing a Trail: Testing an Intervention Strategy with Preschoolers ?at Risk? for Later Life Overweight/Obesity</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Small, Leigh, PhD, RN, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing and Coordinator, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">leigh.small@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN; Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP, FNAP; Anne Strasser, RN, MS, PNP; Lisa Spath, MS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Childhood overweight/obesity is reaching staggering proportions; however, there have been limited well designed trials that support specific intervention strategies with young children and their families. There has been much study that has identified predictors of later life obesity and they include: 1) weight during adiposity rebound (AR), 2) early AR, occurring before 6 years of age, and 3) parental obesity/overweight. The majority of the research efforts that study the prevention of childhood obesity have been conducted with 8-12 year old children; however, given the risk factors true preventive/treatment interventions should occur before or in the early stages of AR. Although this is an escalating health dilemma very few well designed studies have been conducted with young children and their parents. A current thorough systematic review of preventive intervention strategies directed toward obesity prevention in children (3-19 years) was conducted; however, only three studies involved 4-5 year-old children. While these studies provide information to inform the development of an intervention program, there were several methodologic differences which prevent comparison of results and generalizability of those study findings. The purpose of this presentation is to present the current evidence regarding the overweight/obesity dilemma confronting our nations' young children, outline the factors placing young children at risk for later life overweight/obesity, describe the challenges of developing and conducting this small intervention pilot (N=14) conducted in a daycare setting, and offer practice/research suggestions. If allowed to continue unchecked, this national dilemma of child and adult overweight/obesity may reach cataclysmic proportions affecting the lives and health of many children and their families. Given the current state of science with regard to child overweight/obesity and knowledge of predictors of later life overweight/obesity, many of those trials should focus on the preschool and early school-age child population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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