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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163278
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Internet-based Weight Management Programs for Children who are overweight
Author(s):
An, Ji-Young; Park, Young-Shin
Author Details:
Ji-Young An, PhD, MPH, RN, New York University, New York, New York, USA, email: jiyoung.an@nyu.edu; Young-Shin Park, MS, RN
Abstract:
Purpose: More than 15% of children aged 6-19 years living in the United States are classified as overweight across all ethnic groups. The Internet may be an alternative way to deliver weight loss interventions for children who are overweight in a timely and cost-effective manner. The purpose of this investigation was to provide a critical review of randomized trials on the effectiveness of internet-based weight management programs for overweight children. Theoretical Framework: Theories of health behavior and behavior change were employed for the studies reviewed. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Bibliographic searches of databases and a cross-check of reference lists were conducted. Studies, employing Internet interventions with a randomized trial design and reporting body weight or BMI as an outcome variable, were selected for the review. Only six out of 203 studies retrieved met all of the predefined inclusion criteria. No statistical attempt was made due to the varied nature of the interventions. Results: The number of participants included in each trial ranged from 35 to 319. The mean age of the children ranged from 8.3 to 14 years. The six studies included a total of 512 children: 260 children in interventions and 252 children in control groups. Three studies were employing a same African-American population (n=57, 11.13%) with three different interventions. Five studies reported that Internet interventions, either as stand-alone programs or as combined interventions with other behavioral approaches, demonstrated statistically significant results in terms of clinical-effectiveness on the measurable outcomes. No research has demonstrated the effectiveness of long-term weight loss maintenance. Conclusions and Implications: Considering that the number of children who use the Internet is dramatically increasing, Internet-based interactive health education program combined with behavioral counseling may have a great potential to children who are overweight. Limited controlled trials focusing on this topic are available in the literature. Future research is necessary to examine not only clinical-effectiveness but also cost-effectiveness.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInternet-based Weight Management Programs for Children who are overweighten_GB
dc.contributor.authorAn, Ji-Youngen_US
dc.contributor.authorPark, Young-Shinen_US
dc.author.detailsJi-Young An, PhD, MPH, RN, New York University, New York, New York, USA, email: jiyoung.an@nyu.edu; Young-Shin Park, MS, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163278-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: More than 15% of children aged 6-19 years living in the United States are classified as overweight across all ethnic groups. The Internet may be an alternative way to deliver weight loss interventions for children who are overweight in a timely and cost-effective manner. The purpose of this investigation was to provide a critical review of randomized trials on the effectiveness of internet-based weight management programs for overweight children. Theoretical Framework: Theories of health behavior and behavior change were employed for the studies reviewed. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Bibliographic searches of databases and a cross-check of reference lists were conducted. Studies, employing Internet interventions with a randomized trial design and reporting body weight or BMI as an outcome variable, were selected for the review. Only six out of 203 studies retrieved met all of the predefined inclusion criteria. No statistical attempt was made due to the varied nature of the interventions. Results: The number of participants included in each trial ranged from 35 to 319. The mean age of the children ranged from 8.3 to 14 years. The six studies included a total of 512 children: 260 children in interventions and 252 children in control groups. Three studies were employing a same African-American population (n=57, 11.13%) with three different interventions. Five studies reported that Internet interventions, either as stand-alone programs or as combined interventions with other behavioral approaches, demonstrated statistically significant results in terms of clinical-effectiveness on the measurable outcomes. No research has demonstrated the effectiveness of long-term weight loss maintenance. Conclusions and Implications: Considering that the number of children who use the Internet is dramatically increasing, Internet-based interactive health education program combined with behavioral counseling may have a great potential to children who are overweight. Limited controlled trials focusing on this topic are available in the literature. Future research is necessary to examine not only clinical-effectiveness but also cost-effectiveness.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:36Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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