Family based behavioural management of childhood obesity: Service evaluation of a group programme run in a community setting in the UK.

Murdoch, Mandy and Payne, Nicola and Samani-Radia, D. and Rosen-Webb, J. and Walker, L. and Howe, M. and Lewis, P. (2011) Family based behavioural management of childhood obesity: Service evaluation of a group programme run in a community setting in the UK. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65 (6). pp. 764-767. ISSN 0954-3007

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Abstract

A service evaluation of a pilot of a family based behavioural management group programme for childhood obesity was conducted in a community setting in the UK. Seventeen families with children aged 7.5 to 14 years completed the programme, which was delivered in fifteen sessions over six months. Behavioural and psychological measures and age- and sex- adjusted z-BMI were assessed pre and post programme. z-BMI was maintained. There was a significant increase in the amount of high fibre foods and a decrease in the amount of low fibre foods consumed and in sedentary behaviours. There were significant decreases in depression, abnormal dieting behaviour and bulimia and food preoccupation, and an increase in self-worth related to physical appearance. These positive behavioural and psychological changes suggest that this is a promising programme.

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Research Areas:School of Health and Education > Psychology
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