Effects of a psychological intervention on the quality of life of obese adolescents under a multidisciplinary treatment

Effects of a psychological intervention on the quality of life of obese adolescents under a multidisciplinary treatment

Author Freitas, Camila R. M. Google Scholar
Gunnarsdottir, Thrudur Google Scholar
Fidelix, Yara L. Google Scholar
Tenorio, Thiago R. S. Google Scholar
Lofrano-Prado, Mara C. Google Scholar
Hill, James O. Google Scholar
Prado, Wagner L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: To investigate the effects of multidisciplinary treatment with and without psychological counseling on obese adolescents' self-reported quality of life. Methods: Seventy-six obese adolescents (15.87 +/- 1.53 y) were allocated into psychological counseling group (PCG

n = 36) or control group (CG

n = 40) for 12 weeks. All participants received the same supervised exercise training, nutritional and clinical counseling. Participants in PCG also received psychological counseling. QOL was measured before and after 12 weeks of intervention by Generic Questionnaire for the Evaluation of Quality of Life (SF-36). Results: The dropout rate was higher in GC (22.5%) when compared with PCG (0.0%) (p < 0.001). After 12 weeks, participants from PCG presents lower body weight, relative fat mass and higher free fat mass (p < 0.001 for all) compared to GC. QOL improved among adolescents from both groups (p < 0.05), however, a better QOL was reported from those adolescents enrolled in PCG. Conclusion: The inclusion of a psychological counseling component in multidisciplinary treatment for adolescent obesity appears to provide benefits observed for improved QOL as compared with treatment without psychological counseling. (C) 2016 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
Keywords Multidisciplinary intervention
Obese adolescents
Psychological counseling
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Rio De Janeiro, Rj
Language English
Sponsor Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPQ)
Date 2017
Published in Jornal De Pediatria. Rio De Janeiro, Rj, v. 93, n. 2, p. 185-191, 2017.
ISSN 0021-7557 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Soc Brasil Pediatria
Extent 185-191
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jped.2016.05.009
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000397991000012
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55050

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