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Evaluation of the Overweight/Obese Child - Practical Tips for the Primary Health Care Provider: Recommendations from the Childhood Obesity Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity

Baker, Jennifer L.; Farpour-Lambert, Nathalie J.; Nowicka, Paulina LU ; Pietrobelli, Angelo and Weiss, Ram (2010) In Obesity Facts 3(2). p.131-137
Abstract
The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents is on the rise. The majority of overweight or obese children are treated by primary health care providers including paediatricians, family practitioners, dieticians, nurses, and school health services - and not by specialists. The majority of obese children have no underlying medical disorder causing their obesity yet a significant proportion might suffer from obesity-related co-morbidities. This text is aimed at providing simple and practical tools for the identification and management of children with or at risk of overweight and obesity in the primary care setting. The tips and tools provided are based on data from the recent body of work that has been published in this field,... (More)
The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents is on the rise. The majority of overweight or obese children are treated by primary health care providers including paediatricians, family practitioners, dieticians, nurses, and school health services - and not by specialists. The majority of obese children have no underlying medical disorder causing their obesity yet a significant proportion might suffer from obesity-related co-morbidities. This text is aimed at providing simple and practical tools for the identification and management of children with or at risk of overweight and obesity in the primary care setting. The tips and tools provided are based on data from the recent body of work that has been published in this field, official statements of several scientific societies along with expert opinion provided by the members of the Childhood Obesity Task Force (COTF) of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). We have attempted to use an evidence-based approach while allowing flexibility for the practicing clinician in domains where evidence is currently lacking and ensuring that treating the obese child involves the entire family as well. (Less)
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Guidelines, Childhood obesity, Children, Obesity management
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Obesity Facts
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3
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2
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131 - 137
publisher
Karger
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  • wos:000277458200010
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1662-4033
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10.1159/000295112
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English
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  abstract     = {The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents is on the rise. The majority of overweight or obese children are treated by primary health care providers including paediatricians, family practitioners, dieticians, nurses, and school health services - and not by specialists. The majority of obese children have no underlying medical disorder causing their obesity yet a significant proportion might suffer from obesity-related co-morbidities. This text is aimed at providing simple and practical tools for the identification and management of children with or at risk of overweight and obesity in the primary care setting. The tips and tools provided are based on data from the recent body of work that has been published in this field, official statements of several scientific societies along with expert opinion provided by the members of the Childhood Obesity Task Force (COTF) of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). We have attempted to use an evidence-based approach while allowing flexibility for the practicing clinician in domains where evidence is currently lacking and ensuring that treating the obese child involves the entire family as well.},
  author       = {Baker, Jennifer L. and Farpour-Lambert, Nathalie J. and Nowicka, Paulina and Pietrobelli, Angelo and Weiss, Ram},
  issn         = {1662-4033},
  keyword      = {Guidelines,Childhood obesity,Children,Obesity management},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {131--137},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Obesity Facts},
  title        = {Evaluation of the Overweight/Obese Child - Practical Tips for the Primary Health Care Provider: Recommendations from the Childhood Obesity Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000295112},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2010},
}