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Family Weight School treatment: 1-year results in obese adolescents.

Nowicka, Paulina LU ; Höglund, Peter LU ; Pietrobelli, Angelo; Lissau, Inge and Flodmark, Carl-Erik LU (2008) In International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 3(3). p.141-147
Abstract
Objective. The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of a Family Weight School treatment based on family therapy in group meetings with adolescents with a high degree of obesity. Methods. Seventy-two obese adolescents aged 12-19 years old were referred to a childhood obesity center by pediatricians and school nurses and offered a Family Weight School therapy program in group meetings given by a multidisciplinary team. Intervention was compared with an untreated waiting list control group. Body mass index (BMI) and BMI z-scores were calculated before and after intervention. Results. Ninety percent of the intervention group completed the program (34 boys, 31 girls; baseline age=14.8+/-1.8 years [mean+/-standard deviation, SD], BMI=34+/-4.0, BMI... (More)
Objective. The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of a Family Weight School treatment based on family therapy in group meetings with adolescents with a high degree of obesity. Methods. Seventy-two obese adolescents aged 12-19 years old were referred to a childhood obesity center by pediatricians and school nurses and offered a Family Weight School therapy program in group meetings given by a multidisciplinary team. Intervention was compared with an untreated waiting list control group. Body mass index (BMI) and BMI z-scores were calculated before and after intervention. Results. Ninety percent of the intervention group completed the program (34 boys, 31 girls; baseline age=14.8+/-1.8 years [mean+/-standard deviation, SD], BMI=34+/-4.0, BMI z-score=3.3+/-0.4). In the control group 10 boys and 13 girls (baseline age=14.3+/-1.6, BMI=34.1+/-4.8, BMI z-score=3.2+/-0.4) participated in the 1-year follow-up. Adolescents in the intervention group with initial BMI z-score <3.5 (n=49 out of 65, baseline mean age=14.8, mean BMI=33.0, mean BMI z-score=3.1), showed a significant decrease in BMI z-scores in both genders (-0.09+/-0.04, p=0.039) compared with those in the control group with initial BMI z-score <3.5 (n=17 out of 23, mean baseline age=14.1, mean baseline BMI=31.6, mean baseline BMI z-score=3.01). No difference was found in adolescents with BMI z-scores >3.5. Conclusions. Family Weight School treatment model might be suitable for adolescents with BMI z-score <3.5 treated with a few sessions in a multidisciplinary program. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Objective. The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of a Family Weight School treatment based on family therapy in group meetings with adolescents with a high degree of obesity. Methods. Seventy-two obese adolescents aged 12-19 years old were referred to a childhood obesity center by pediatricians and school nurses and offered a Family Weight School therapy program in group meetings given by a multidisciplinary team. Intervention was compared with an untreated waiting list control group. Body mass index (BMI) and BMI z-scores were calculated before and after intervention. Results. Ninety percent of the intervention group completed the program (34 boys, 31 girls; baseline age=14.8+/-1.8 years [mean+/-standard deviation, SD], BMI=34+/-4.0, BMI z-score=3.3+/-0.4). In the control group 10 boys and 13 girls (baseline age=14.3+/-1.6, BMI=34.1+/-4.8, BMI z-score=3.2+/-0.4) participated in the 1-year follow-up. Adolescents in the intervention group with initial BMI z-score &lt;3.5 (n=49 out of 65, baseline mean age=14.8, mean BMI=33.0, mean BMI z-score=3.1), showed a significant decrease in BMI z-scores in both genders (-0.09+/-0.04, p=0.039) compared with those in the control group with initial BMI z-score &lt;3.5 (n=17 out of 23, mean baseline age=14.1, mean baseline BMI=31.6, mean baseline BMI z-score=3.01). No difference was found in adolescents with BMI z-scores &gt;3.5. Conclusions. Family Weight School treatment model might be suitable for adolescents with BMI z-score &lt;3.5 treated with a few sessions in a multidisciplinary program.},
  author       = {Nowicka, Paulina and Höglund, Peter and Pietrobelli, Angelo and Lissau, Inge and Flodmark, Carl-Erik},
  issn         = {1747-7174},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {141--147},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Pediatric Obesity},
  title        = {Family Weight School treatment: 1-year results in obese adolescents.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17477160802102475},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2008},
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