Journal article

Psychosocial Predictors of 4-Year BMI Change in Overweight and Obese Children in Primary Care

Emily Incledon, Bibi Gerner, Margaret Hay, Leah Brennan, Melissa Wake

OBESITY | WILEY | Published : 2013


OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether (1) initial and/or (2) changes in psychosocial functioning predict body mass index (BMI) z-score change over 4 years in overweight/mildly obese 5- to 9-year old children presenting to primary care. DESIGN AND METHODS: Eligible participants (n = 258) were overweight/mildly obese children (IOTF criteria) recruited into the LEAP2 trial (ISRCTN52511065) from 3,958 children visiting general practitioners in Melbourne, Australia from May 2005 to July 2006. Predictors were change scores calculated from repeated measures of parent- and child-reported child health-related quality of life (PedsQL) and self-esteem; child-reported desire to be thinner; an..

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Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding agencies: EI was funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award and Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Postgraduate Excellence Award. MW was supported by NHMRC Population Health Career Development Award #546405. The LEAP2 trial was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) Project Grant 334309. Murdoch Children's Research Institute research is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.