A group intervention for parents and children achieved greater weight loss in obese children than routine care
M O Korppi
Dr M O Korppi, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland; email@example.com
Is a group intervention for parents and children more effective than routine care for weight loss in obese school-age children?
randomised controlled trial.
6 months after the end of the intervention.
schools and a university hospital paediatric outpatient clinic in Kuopio and area, Finland.
families with an obese child 7–9 years of age (mean age 8 y, 60% girls) who attended school and had weight-for-height 120–200% (mean 142%, population mean 100%). Exclusion criteria included obesity because of disease or medication, movement disorder, mental disorder in child or parent, and family member participation in another weight management …