Randomised clinical trial of a family-based lifestyle intervention for childhood obesity involving parents as the exclusive agents of change

Felicity West, Matthew R. Sanders, Geoffrey J. Cleghorn, Peter S.W. Davies

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    Abstract

    Parent-centred interventions for childhood obesity aim to improve parents’ skills and confidence in managing children’s dietary and activity patterns, and in promoting a healthy lifestyle in their family. However, few studies assess changes in parenting over the course of treatment. This study describes the evaluation of a lifestyle-specific parenting program (Group Lifestyle Triple P) on multiple child and parent outcomes. One-hundred-and-one families with overweight and obese 4- to 11-year-old children participated in an intervention or waitlist control condition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1170-1179
    Number of pages10
    JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
    Volume48
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

    Keywords

    • childhood obesity
    • diet
    • exercise
    • lifestyle intervention

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