Journal article

Which factors are associated with a successful outcome in a weight management programme for obese children?

Matthew A Sabin, Anna Ford, Linda Hunt, Riyaz Jamal, Elizabeth C Crowne, Julian PH Shield

JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To identify factors important in determining whether an obese child achieves significant reductions in Body Mass Index Standard Deviation Score (BMI SDS) within a UK, hospital-based paediatric obesity service aimed at lifestyle modification. DESIGN: Observational Study. SUBJECTS: 137 obese children (63 boys) who have attended our childhood obesity service within the last three and a half years at The Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK. MEASUREMENTS: BMI SDS with a target reduction of - 0.5 or greater. RESULTS: 70% of children achieved reductions in BMI SDS with 18% achieving the target reduction. In those attending the clinic for a year or more the levels improved t..

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