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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182487
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Kids Living Fit (KLF): A Childhood Obesity Research Program
Author(s):
Gabel Speroni, Karen
Author Details:
Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, RN, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA, USA, email: kgabelsperoni@smartneighborhood.net
Abstract:
The prevalence of childhood obesity continues to increase at alarming rates. Nurses can initiate programs that can be implemented either in schools or hospitals to educate children, including those who are overweight (or at risk for overweight), about healthy lifestyle choices regarding exercise / activities and nutrition. Nurse researchers developed and conducted the Kids Living Fit (KLF) childhood obesity research program. Three studies were conducted which included two pilots and one larger comparative design. The school-based studies, for 2nd-5th graders of all body mass indexes (BMI), were one pilot (N=14) and one comparative (N=194, Intervention group=86 and Contrast group=108). The hospital-based study (N=32) included children 8-12 years of age with a BMI of > 85. The studies were a series of 8 to 12 weekly sessions and exposed children to a variety of physical activities that could subsequently be pursued independently. Registered Dietitians presented nutrition information including portion distortion and best food choices. Parental attendance was encouraged. Nurses conducted pre and post-measures for BMI and waist circumference. Participants completed study diaries documenting pedometer totals, daily activities (sedentary and non-sedentary) and foods consumed, including fast food meals and best choice meals. Results of the three studies demonstrated decreases in age-adjusted BMI and waist circumference and increases in physical activity. This research was profiled as an Agency for Health Care Research and Quality innovation. Programs such as KLF which educate children to make best choices regarding activities chosen and foods consumed can be initiated by nurses for hospitals and / or schools. References: AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. Innovation Profile/Attempt: [Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index] ([Karen Gabel Speroni, Inova Loudoun Hospital]). In: AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange [Web site]. Rockville (MD): [cited 2009 Apr In Press]. Available: http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov.; Speroni K.G., Earley, C., & Atherton, M. (2007). Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Kids Living Fit Program: A Comparative Study. Journal of School Nursing, 23(6), 329-336. ; Speroni, K.G. (2006). A hospital nursing community outreach program on childhood obesity. Nursing Spectrum. Retrieved June 19, 2006, from http://community.nursingspectrum.com/MagazineArticles/article.cfm?AID=22247; Speroni, K.G., Tea, C., Earley, C., Niehoff, V., & Atherton, M. (2008). Evaluation of a Pilot Hospital-Based Community Program Implementing Fitness and Nutritional Education for Overweight Children. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 13(3), 144-153.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKids Living Fit (KLF): A Childhood Obesity Research Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGabel Speroni, Karenen_US
dc.author.detailsKaren Gabel Speroni, PhD, RN, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA, USA, email: kgabelsperoni@smartneighborhood.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182487-
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of childhood obesity continues to increase at alarming rates. Nurses can initiate programs that can be implemented either in schools or hospitals to educate children, including those who are overweight (or at risk for overweight), about healthy lifestyle choices regarding exercise / activities and nutrition. Nurse researchers developed and conducted the Kids Living Fit (KLF) childhood obesity research program. Three studies were conducted which included two pilots and one larger comparative design. The school-based studies, for 2nd-5th graders of all body mass indexes (BMI), were one pilot (N=14) and one comparative (N=194, Intervention group=86 and Contrast group=108). The hospital-based study (N=32) included children 8-12 years of age with a BMI of > 85. The studies were a series of 8 to 12 weekly sessions and exposed children to a variety of physical activities that could subsequently be pursued independently. Registered Dietitians presented nutrition information including portion distortion and best food choices. Parental attendance was encouraged. Nurses conducted pre and post-measures for BMI and waist circumference. Participants completed study diaries documenting pedometer totals, daily activities (sedentary and non-sedentary) and foods consumed, including fast food meals and best choice meals. Results of the three studies demonstrated decreases in age-adjusted BMI and waist circumference and increases in physical activity. This research was profiled as an Agency for Health Care Research and Quality innovation. Programs such as KLF which educate children to make best choices regarding activities chosen and foods consumed can be initiated by nurses for hospitals and / or schools. References: AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. Innovation Profile/Attempt: [Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index] ([Karen Gabel Speroni, Inova Loudoun Hospital]). In: AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange [Web site]. Rockville (MD): [cited 2009 Apr In Press]. Available: http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov.; Speroni K.G., Earley, C., & Atherton, M. (2007). Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Kids Living Fit Program: A Comparative Study. Journal of School Nursing, 23(6), 329-336. ; Speroni, K.G. (2006). A hospital nursing community outreach program on childhood obesity. Nursing Spectrum. Retrieved June 19, 2006, from http://community.nursingspectrum.com/MagazineArticles/article.cfm?AID=22247; Speroni, K.G., Tea, C., Earley, C., Niehoff, V., & Atherton, M. (2008). Evaluation of a Pilot Hospital-Based Community Program Implementing Fitness and Nutritional Education for Overweight Children. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 13(3), 144-153.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:26:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:26:24Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.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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