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:: Volume 21, Issue 4 (10-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(4): 83-90 Back to browse issues page
Prevention of Overweight and Obesity In Children and Adolescents: A Review on The Accomplished Interventional Studies
E Tavasoli , M Nilsaz , M Raiesi , H Javadzadeh , F Mohamadi , Z Gharlipour , R Vafaee * 1, J Mohamadi
1- , vafaeereza@gmail.com
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Introduction: Many studies have been conducted to evaluate the prevention of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to review these studies. Materials & Methods: At first, we searched the ISI and Pub Med databases for studies containing the key words "Health Education","Intervention", "prevention", "Programs", "Obesity" and "Overweight" plus the key words "Adolescent", "Children" and "Child'. Only, those papers in English language were selected. Finally, 20 appropriate papers were evaluated. Findings: Most of the programs and educational interventions had focused on the behaviors such as daily regular physical activity, consumption of fruits and vegetables, consumption of sugar-free drinks and limiting television watching. Educations were conducted by school staff and health educators and most of the interventions reported a positive impact of the programs and trainings. Discussuin & Conclusion: Educating the obesity preventive behaviors in children and adolescents have been largely successful. According to the studies, it seems that there is an urgent need to pay more attention to the using of models and theories and innovative strategies for better learning and creating healthy behaviors.
Keywords: health education, prevention, obesity, children, adolescents
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: pediatrician
Received: 2013/10/9 | Accepted: 2013/10/23 | Published: 2013/10/23
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tavasoli E, nilsaz M, raiesi M, javadzadeh H, mohamadi F, gharlipour Z, et al . Prevention of Overweight and Obesity In Children and Adolescents: A Review on The Accomplished Interventional Studies . J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2013; 21 (4) :83-90
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