rss
Evid Based Nurs 11:43 doi:10.1136/ebn.11.2.43
  • Treatment

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; matti.korppi@uti.fi

QUESTION

Is a group intervention for parents and children more effective than routine care for weight loss in obese school-age children?

METHODS

Design:

randomised controlled trial.

Allocation:

concealed.

Blinding:

unblinded.

Follow-up period:

6 months after the end of the intervention.

Setting:

schools and a university hospital paediatric outpatient clinic in Kuopio and area, Finland.

Patients:

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 …

No Related Web Pages

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article