Facing the Challenge: An Evidence-Based Prevention Intervention Program for Preschool Children and Their Families Who Are At Risk for Overweight/Obesity

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153427
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Presentation
Title:
Facing the Challenge: An Evidence-Based Prevention Intervention Program for Preschool Children and Their Families Who Are At Risk for Overweight/Obesity
Abstract:
Facing the Challenge: An Evidence-Based Prevention Intervention Program for Preschool Children and Their Families Who Are At Risk for 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; Anne Strasser, RN, MS, PNP
The incidence of overweight and obesity has increased at a staggering rate in recent years. A report from The Institute of Medicine revealed a doubling of the rates of obesity in the preschool child population recently and indicated 3-5 year olds whose BMI>85% have a >40% chance of later life obesity. Factors that place young children æat risk' for obesity/overweight include early adiposity rebound; increased BMI% at adiposity rebound; socioeconomic class; ethnicity; and parental overweight/obesity. Many treatment and prevention intervention studies have been conducted with adults and schoolage children with varying success. However, there is limited evidence-based information available regarding intervention strategies that have been trialed with preschool children who are overweight/obese or at ærisk' for overweight/obesity. This pilot study was developed to test the effects of a comprehensive, theoretically-based intervention on the physical and mental health outcomes of pre-school children who are overweight/obese or æat risk' and their parent. The overall goal of the COPE/Healthy Children intervention program was to reduce the risk for negative health outcomes in pre-school children who are overweight/obese or æat risk' for obesity and its adverse co-morbidities. In addition to emphasizing weight control by educational information (i.e., healthy nutrition and activity) and behavioral skills training, this program included a strong mental health/positive parenting component. A review of preliminary baseline data suggests that knowledge scores of these parents were fairly high as was their desire to promote healthy lifestyle decisions with their young children; although, many parents reported that they were unable to enact the behaviors necessary to encourage their child's healthy decision-making abilities. The experimental parent/child groups demonstrated changed parent/child behavior scores following the intervention compared with those in the comparison group. This pilot study is one example of a nurse lead, age-appropriate, theoretically-based intervention designed to impact the difficult childhood overweight/obesity epidemic.
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.titleFacing the Challenge: An Evidence-Based Prevention Intervention Program for Preschool Children and Their Families Who Are At Risk for Overweight/Obesityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153427-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Facing the Challenge: An Evidence-Based Prevention Intervention Program for Preschool Children and Their Families Who Are At Risk for 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; Anne Strasser, RN, MS, PNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The incidence of overweight and obesity has increased at a staggering rate in recent years. A report from The Institute of Medicine revealed a doubling of the rates of obesity in the preschool child population recently and indicated 3-5 year olds whose BMI&gt;85% have a &gt;40% chance of later life obesity. Factors that place young children &aelig;at risk' for obesity/overweight include early adiposity rebound; increased BMI% at adiposity rebound; socioeconomic class; ethnicity; and parental overweight/obesity. Many treatment and prevention intervention studies have been conducted with adults and schoolage children with varying success. However, there is limited evidence-based information available regarding intervention strategies that have been trialed with preschool children who are overweight/obese or at &aelig;risk' for overweight/obesity. This pilot study was developed to test the effects of a comprehensive, theoretically-based intervention on the physical and mental health outcomes of pre-school children who are overweight/obese or &aelig;at risk' and their parent. The overall goal of the COPE/Healthy Children intervention program was to reduce the risk for negative health outcomes in pre-school children who are overweight/obese or &aelig;at risk' for obesity and its adverse co-morbidities. In addition to emphasizing weight control by educational information (i.e., healthy nutrition and activity) and behavioral skills training, this program included a strong mental health/positive parenting component. A review of preliminary baseline data suggests that knowledge scores of these parents were fairly high as was their desire to promote healthy lifestyle decisions with their young children; although, many parents reported that they were unable to enact the behaviors necessary to encourage their child's healthy decision-making abilities. The experimental parent/child groups demonstrated changed parent/child behavior scores following the intervention compared with those in the comparison group. This pilot study is one example of a nurse lead, age-appropriate, theoretically-based intervention designed to impact the difficult childhood overweight/obesity epidemic.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:15:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:15:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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