Outcomes of a family based intervention for the management of childhood obesity

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308521
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of a family based intervention for the management of childhood obesity
Author(s):
Outlaw, Kerri L
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Kerri L Outlaw, CNS, RN, kloutlaw@troy.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Incidence of overweight among adults in Pike County Alabama is higher than the state average at 35.2% compared to 32.2% respectively.  Although Alabama does not routinely collect body mass index (BMIs) on school children, local studies have shown that incidence of pediatric overweight and obesity may be as high as 60% and 47% respectively this region. The national prevalence of overweight and obesity in school-aged children (8-12years) has risen approximately 300% over the past quarter century.  Even more concerning, younger adults (20-30 years of age) who have been overweight at any time may actually live shorter lives than older obese adults. To further complicate this situation children with obese parents are 4 times more likely to become overweight. To combat this epidemic, efforts must be centered on prevention and early treatment.  The goal of this project "Let's Eat and Play" (LEAP) was to demonstrate the effectiveness of a family-based weight loss intervention program on anthropometric measures and health behaviors of 6-11 year old children.  Specific objectives included: 1)  establish an 8 week, evidence-based family intervention pediatric weight loss program at a local pediatrics practice; 2)  attenuate weight gain and improve body composition; 3) increase time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity; 4) improve dietary intake patterns. Conclusions: The LEAP program promotes lifelong healthier eating habits, increased physical activity and changes were realized in anthropometric measurements, decreasing the risk of adulthood obesity.
Keywords:
childhood obesity; family based; interventions
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcomes of a family based intervention for the management of childhood obesityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOutlaw, Kerri Len_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsKerri L Outlaw, CNS, RN, kloutlaw@troy.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308521-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Incidence of overweight among adults in Pike County Alabama is higher than the state average at 35.2% compared to 32.2% respectively.  Although Alabama does not routinely collect body mass index (BMIs) on school children, local studies have shown that incidence of pediatric overweight and obesity may be as high as 60% and 47% respectively this region. The national prevalence of overweight and obesity in school-aged children (8-12years) has risen approximately 300% over the past quarter century.  Even more concerning, younger adults (20-30 years of age) who have been overweight at any time may actually live shorter lives than older obese adults. To further complicate this situation children with obese parents are 4 times more likely to become overweight. To combat this epidemic, efforts must be centered on prevention and early treatment.  The goal of this project "Let's Eat and Play" (LEAP) was to demonstrate the effectiveness of a family-based weight loss intervention program on anthropometric measures and health behaviors of 6-11 year old children.  Specific objectives included: 1)  establish an 8 week, evidence-based family intervention pediatric weight loss program at a local pediatrics practice; 2)  attenuate weight gain and improve body composition; 3) increase time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity; 4) improve dietary intake patterns. Conclusions: The LEAP program promotes lifelong healthier eating habits, increased physical activity and changes were realized in anthropometric measurements, decreasing the risk of adulthood obesity.en_GB
dc.subjectchildhood obesityen_GB
dc.subjectfamily baseden_GB
dc.subjectinterventionsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:27Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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