Navigation Links
Is guided self-help effective in treating childhood obesity?
Date:3/31/2013

It is known that family-based treatment that combines nutrition and exercise education, along with behavior modification, is a good approach to help children lose weight. But clinic-based weight-control programs for childhood obesity are not accessible to many families, due to issues such as cost or time commitment.

Initial studies at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine indicate that a self-help treatment program for overweight children and their parents, guided by clinical experts, may be an effective solution. The study, led by Kerri Boutelle, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine the first to demonstrate the effectiveness of such a program will be published in the journal Pediatrics on April 1.

Boutelle and colleagues enrolled 50 overweight or obese children between the ages of 8 and 12 and their family members in a low-intensity, 5-month long treatment for childhood obesity, measuring the effects on a child's weight (measured as body mass index or BMI) immediately post-treatment and six months later. The researchers also evaluated whether the intervention promoted improvements in eating behavior and physical activity among children and parents. The results of the guided, self-help intervention program showed a significant decrease in BMI immediately after completing the 5-month treatment, losses that were maintained six months later.

According to the UCSD researchers, such a program may be an improvement over current methods, especially because the program is designed to fit a busy family's schedule.

"The guided self-help treatment includes offering structure along with a self-help program to help families stick to the program," said Boutelle. "Parents and their children are given a manual, and each week they read a chapter and try to apply the skills at home. Every other week they come in to our clinic at UC San Diego School of Medicine f
'/>"/>

Contact: Debra Kain
ddkain@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Breast cancer patients with positive ultrasound guided axillary node biopsy need dissection
2. 6 month follow-up of patients with benign MRI-guided breast biopsies may not be necessary
3. Progress in ultrasound-guided surgery may improve breast cancer treatment
4. Prostate cancer now detectable by imaging-guided biopsy
5. Guided care provides better quality of care for chronically ill older adults
6. Glidewell Laboratories Discontinues Digital Treatment Planning and Guided Surgery Services for Implant Cases
7. Recognized Self-Help Advocate Patricia Hellinger Offering Seminar on Hiatal Hernia
8. Depressed Patients May Gain From Self-Help Books, Websites
9. Whats hot and whats not in self-help
10. Jacent M Mpalyenkana, has Published a Humorous Self-Help Book on Relationships for Women Titled, Love, Men, and Money
11. Love, Men, and Money, a Humorous Self-help Book on Relationships for Women, is Now Available on Kindle
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... ... for radiology services and ADVOCATE is leading the transition. ADVOCATE, the only 100% ... with their Top 10 Tips for ICD-10. The ten tips are timely and ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... Seedstock today announced Pierre Sleiman, ... at the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference – “Innovation and the Small Farmer” ... held at the University of California-San Diego, will explore solutions and methodologies that small ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... In a split second, breaking a bone ... risk of having a fracture through the bone health screenings conducted by American Bone ... are participating because our residents need this information to remain independent and strong for ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... Dr. Lawrence Green is ... area patients. Kybella is a non-surgical method to dissolve fat cells and ... moderate to severe fat deposits under the chin, commonly known as a double chin. ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... ... Thanks to donations and a generous grant from the GAR Foundation, Senior ... patients and adult day center participants. , The Music & Memory program is committed ... families and volunteers. Music & Memory is a non-profit organization that helps provide patients ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ADVOCATE Takes the Lead to Ensure ICD-10 Success: “Top 10 Tips for ICD-10” 2Health News:Seedstock Names Go Green Agriculture Founder and CEO as 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Keynote Speaker 2Health News:Seedstock Names Go Green Agriculture Founder and CEO as 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Keynote Speaker 3Health News:Seedstock Names Go Green Agriculture Founder and CEO as 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Keynote Speaker 4Health News:National Bone Health Screening and Awareness Day 2Health News:Rockville, MD Practice Now Offering New FDA-Approved Non-Surgical Double Chin Treatment 2Health News:Music & Memory Program Brings Joy and Excitement to Hospice Patients 2Health News:Music & Memory Program Brings Joy and Excitement to Hospice Patients 3Health News:Music & Memory Program Brings Joy and Excitement to Hospice Patients 4
... is always traumatic to see a loved one die. More ... and death hangs on a thin thread. Most patients of ... are all confined to a situation where they live technically ... the relatives of these victims is to give consent to ...
... and take notice in health care apart from AIDS or HIV ... to bolster people to sit up and listen. But should we ... Or should we use our gray cells and analyse the pros ... written about and said about the dreaded disease? Especially so when ...
... supplements have been identified as having a possible role ... by reducing the level of an amino acid called ... culprit, increasing clot formation in blood vessels. ,Ongoing research ... the superior benefits of these vitamin supplements over a healthy ...
... wonder drug we are all looking out for. According ... the cytokine production in cultured immune system cells. ... system, immunologists at UC Davis School of Medicine and ... and incubated the samples with dilutions of spirulina made ...
... to a report published in the December issue ... is significantly enhanced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells ... to PBMCs from infected patients treated with antifilarial ... her team at the National Institute of Allergy ...
... smoking are well known. Besides causing 160,000 deaths annually from ... risk of death from cancer of the colon or rectum, ... American Cancer Society. , ,As many as 12% of ... by tobacco smoking., ,"Colorectal cancer is not currently considered ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brain death – How to cope with it 2Health News:The Cancer Rumour mill working over time 2
(Date:7/6/2015)... 2015   BioClinica®, Inc ., a specialty ... that it has acquired a leading global patient ... (Medici).  The acquisition includes affiliates MediciGlobal , ... provides a lost-to-follow-up patient locate service ( L2FU®) ... Medici, BioClinica will offer pharmaceutical companies ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... 6, 2015 Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX ... its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal ... closes.  In conjunction with the release, management will host ... Time. Interested participants may listen to the ... States ) or 719-325-4804 (for international callers) and ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... FARMINGTON, Conn. , July 6, ... a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics ... medical need and commercial potential, today announced that ... Series E warrants to purchase 21,917,808 shares of ... purchase 2,191,781 shares of its common stock.  Certain ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioClinica Acquires MediciGroup 2BioClinica Acquires MediciGroup 3Hologic to Announce Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2015 on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2Palatin Technologies Completes $30 Million Financing 2Palatin Technologies Completes $30 Million Financing 3Palatin Technologies Completes $30 Million Financing 4Palatin Technologies Completes $30 Million Financing 5
... with high-dose clopidogrel on board?, CHICAGO, ... will shed,light on the ideal combination of ... shortly after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).,Specifically, study ... inhibitor of the clotting protein thrombin, is ...
... ... Study, PALM BEACH, Fla., March 28 NeoVista, Inc. ... feasibility,study of the company,s novel epiretinal brachytherapy for the wet ... Society,Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. The promising data from the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ISAR-REACT 3 Pits Bivalirudin vs. Unfractionated Heparin in PCI 2ISAR-REACT 3 Pits Bivalirudin vs. Unfractionated Heparin in PCI 3NeoVista Presents One Year Data on Novel Wet AMD Therapy at Macula Society 2NeoVista Presents One Year Data on Novel Wet AMD Therapy at Macula Society 3
... ring electrodes feature a molded grip ... slider that moves smoothly and locks ... also feature ultraflexible, red-and-black, 61-cm (24-in) ... resistance of bend-relief protection at both ...
... bars made of silver/silver chloride have contacts ... easy separation into two individual tabs. For ... 17). Bar dimensions: 4 cm (1.6 in) ... 200-count package contains 50 individually sealed sets ...
... Video Camera System (NTSC)With Maxenon PowerPlus ... surgeon's eye view of any procedure. ... or digital files for later use. ... 8" to 36". Automatic Iris and ...
... and your patient warm, with the ... system.,Designed around the Coanda Effect, thousands ... air flow around your torso's blush ... the heat and stress induced environment ...
Medicine Products: