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The importance of long-term follow-up in child and adolescent obesity prevention interventions

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Abstract Pediatric overweight and obesity continues to be a major public health concern. Once established it is difficult to treat; therefore well-designed and evaluated prevention interventions are vitally important. There is considerable evidence to suggest that obesity prevention initiatives can change children's behaviours and weight status over the short- or medium-term; however, there is far less evidence on which to judge the impact over the longer term. In response to the rise in short- and medium-term obesity prevention studies for children and adolescents over recent years, the Prevention Stream of the Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network highlight five points as to why the dearth of obesity prevention studies with long-term follow-up should be urgently addressed. Furthermore, recommendations to strengthen the evidence base and outline key implications for research design in this area and the support required for long-term follow-up studies are detailed

UOW Authors


  •   Jones, Rachel
  •   Sinn, Natalie (external author)
  •   Campbell, Karen (external author)
  •   Hesketh, Kylie (external author)
  •   Denney-Wilson, Elizabeth (external author)
  •   Morgan, Philip J. (external author)
  •   Lubans, David R. (external author)
  •   Dr Anthea Magarey, Anthea (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Jones, R. A., Sinn, N., Campbell, K., Hesketh, K., Denney-Wilson, E., Morgan, P., Lubans, D. R. & Magarey, A. (2011). The importance of long-term follow-up in child and adolescent obesity prevention interventions. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6 (3/4), 178-181.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79960368334

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/783

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 178

End Page


  • 181

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 3/4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1747-7174_International_journal_of_pediatric_obesity_IJPO_an_official_journal_of_the_International_Association_for_the_Study_of_Obesity

Abstract


  • Abstract Pediatric overweight and obesity continues to be a major public health concern. Once established it is difficult to treat; therefore well-designed and evaluated prevention interventions are vitally important. There is considerable evidence to suggest that obesity prevention initiatives can change children's behaviours and weight status over the short- or medium-term; however, there is far less evidence on which to judge the impact over the longer term. In response to the rise in short- and medium-term obesity prevention studies for children and adolescents over recent years, the Prevention Stream of the Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network highlight five points as to why the dearth of obesity prevention studies with long-term follow-up should be urgently addressed. Furthermore, recommendations to strengthen the evidence base and outline key implications for research design in this area and the support required for long-term follow-up studies are detailed

UOW Authors


  •   Jones, Rachel
  •   Sinn, Natalie (external author)
  •   Campbell, Karen (external author)
  •   Hesketh, Kylie (external author)
  •   Denney-Wilson, Elizabeth (external author)
  •   Morgan, Philip J. (external author)
  •   Lubans, David R. (external author)
  •   Dr Anthea Magarey, Anthea (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Jones, R. A., Sinn, N., Campbell, K., Hesketh, K., Denney-Wilson, E., Morgan, P., Lubans, D. R. & Magarey, A. (2011). The importance of long-term follow-up in child and adolescent obesity prevention interventions. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6 (3/4), 178-181.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79960368334

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/783

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 178

End Page


  • 181

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 3/4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1747-7174_International_journal_of_pediatric_obesity_IJPO_an_official_journal_of_the_International_Association_for_the_Study_of_Obesity