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The Health Initiative Program for Kids (HIP Kids): effects of a 1-year multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention on adiposity and quality of life in obese children and adolescents - a longitudinal pilot intervention study

Background

Though recent data suggest that multidisciplinary outpatient interventions can have a positive effect on childhood obesity, it is still unclear which program components are most beneficial and how they affect quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to determine if a 1-year multidisciplinary, family-centered outpatient intervention based on social cognitive theory would be effective in (i) preventing further increases in BMI and BMI z-score, and (ii) improving QoL in obese children and adolescents.

 

Published by CON Member:

Dirk E. Bock MD
Dirk Bock Medicine Professional Corporation
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics
Associate Scientist Lawson Health Research Institute
Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
University of Western Ontario
800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON, N6A 5W9
Canada

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