Outcomes of obese children and adolescents enrolled in a multidisciplinary health program

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dc.contributor.author Valverde, Mara Andréia [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Patin, Rose Veja [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Oliveira, Fernanda Luisa Ceragioli [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Fábio Ancona [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Vítolo, Márcia Regina [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T12:30:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T12:30:35Z
dc.date.issued 1998-06-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0800616
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Obesity. Basingstoke: Stockton Press, v. 22, n. 6, p. 513-519, 1998.
dc.identifier.issn 0307-0565
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25898
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: the study was designed to evaluate the impact of a multidisciplinary program on children and adolescents' weight control.DESIGN: Retrospective study regarding changes in relative weight of all patients treated regularly in an out-patient care public service between January 1992 and December 1993.SUBJECTS: 198 children and adolescents (108 girls and 90 boys; mean age: 9.25 y; mean body mass index (BMI): 24.26 kg/m(2), range 19.1-40.31).MEASUREMENTS: Anthropometric data collected at the visits were obtained until June 30 1994. BMI compared to reference data was used. Dual Photon X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) was used for 64 patients, to determine percent body fat.RESULTS: Relative weight at the last visit was significantly lower when compared with initial relative weight for the whole sample. Significantly better outcome of relative weight was obtained when six or more visits occurred for the whole sample, and for girls when the days' interval between visits was shorter than 52d. Variables such as percent body fat, body shape at the first visit, family obesity pattern, length of obesity and pubertal stage, did not significantly influence the outcome of relative weight for the subjects during the treatment.CONCLUSION: Results obtained indicated that good outcomes can be obtained in a program using nutrition education focused on small modifications of eating habits in order to avoid excess energy intake. the best predictors of weight improvement for children and adolescents participating in the program were the higher frequency of visits and shorter intervals between them. en
dc.format.extent 513-519
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Stockton Press
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Obesity
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject obesity en
dc.subject children en
dc.subject adolescents en
dc.subject weight maintenance en
dc.title Outcomes of obese children and adolescents enrolled in a multidisciplinary health program en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Pediat, BR-04040032 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Pediat, BR-04040032 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/sj.ijo.0800616
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000073913200005



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