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Effectiveness of universal parental support interventions addressing children's dietary habits, physical activity and bodyweight: A systematic review

Kader, Manzur LU ; Sundblom, Elinor and Elinder, Liselotte Schäfer (2015) In Preventive Medicine 77. p.52-67
Abstract
Objectives. The evidence regarding effectiveness of parental support interventions targeting children's health

behaviours is weak.We aimed to review: 1) effectiveness of universal parental support interventions to promote

dietary habits, physical activity (PA) or prevent overweight and obesity among children 2–18 years and 2) effectiveness

in relation to family socio-economic position.

Methods. Thirty five studies from 1990 to 2013 were identified from major databases. Quality was assessed by

four criteria accounting for selection and attrition bias, fidelity to intervention, and outcomemeasurementmethodology,

categorizing studies as strong, moderate or weak.

Results. Four... (More)
Objectives. The evidence regarding effectiveness of parental support interventions targeting children's health

behaviours is weak.We aimed to review: 1) effectiveness of universal parental support interventions to promote

dietary habits, physical activity (PA) or prevent overweight and obesity among children 2–18 years and 2) effectiveness

in relation to family socio-economic position.

Methods. Thirty five studies from 1990 to 2013 were identified from major databases. Quality was assessed by

four criteria accounting for selection and attrition bias, fidelity to intervention, and outcomemeasurementmethodology,

categorizing studies as strong, moderate or weak.

Results. Four intervention types were identified: face-to-face counselling, group education, information sent

home, and telephone counselling. Face-to-face or telephone counselling was effective in changing children's diet,

while there was only weak evidence for improvement in PA. Sending home information was not effective.

Concerning body weight, group education seemed more promising than counselling. Intervention effectiveness

was generally higher in younger compared to older children. In groups with low socio-economic position, groupbased

approaches appeared promising.

Conclusion. In the future efforts should be made to improve reporting of intervention content, include a power

calculation for themain outcome, the use of high quality outcome assessmentmethodology, and a follow-up period

of at least 6 months. (Less)
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Counselling Group education Information Obesity Sedentary behaviour Socioeconomic status
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77
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52 - 67
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1096-0260
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10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.05.005
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  abstract     = {Objectives. The evidence regarding effectiveness of parental support interventions targeting children's health<br/><br>
behaviours is weak.We aimed to review: 1) effectiveness of universal parental support interventions to promote<br/><br>
dietary habits, physical activity (PA) or prevent overweight and obesity among children 2–18 years and 2) effectiveness<br/><br>
in relation to family socio-economic position.<br/><br>
Methods. Thirty five studies from 1990 to 2013 were identified from major databases. Quality was assessed by<br/><br>
four criteria accounting for selection and attrition bias, fidelity to intervention, and outcomemeasurementmethodology,<br/><br>
categorizing studies as strong, moderate or weak.<br/><br>
Results. Four intervention types were identified: face-to-face counselling, group education, information sent<br/><br>
home, and telephone counselling. Face-to-face or telephone counselling was effective in changing children's diet,<br/><br>
while there was only weak evidence for improvement in PA. Sending home information was not effective.<br/><br>
Concerning body weight, group education seemed more promising than counselling. Intervention effectiveness<br/><br>
was generally higher in younger compared to older children. In groups with low socio-economic position, groupbased<br/><br>
approaches appeared promising.<br/><br>
Conclusion. In the future efforts should be made to improve reporting of intervention content, include a power<br/><br>
calculation for themain outcome, the use of high quality outcome assessmentmethodology, and a follow-up period<br/><br>
of at least 6 months.},
  author       = {Kader, Manzur and Sundblom, Elinor and Elinder, Liselotte Schäfer},
  issn         = {1096-0260},
  keyword      = {Counselling Group education Information Obesity Sedentary behaviour Socioeconomic status},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {52--67},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0xb8edd28)},
  series       = {Preventive Medicine},
  title        = {Effectiveness of universal parental support interventions addressing children's dietary habits, physical activity and bodyweight: A systematic review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.05.005},
  volume       = {77},
  year         = {2015},
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