Fraser, Claire, Lewis, Kiara and Manby, Martin (2012) Steps in the Right Direction, Against the Odds: An Evaluation of a Community-Based Programme Aiming to Reduce Inactivity and Improve Health and Morale in Overweight and Obese School-Age Children. Children and Society, 26 (2). pp. 124-137. ISSN 0951-0605Metadata only available from this repository.
The study describes an evaluation of a 48-week physical activity and nutritional education programme for overweight/obese school-age children using quantitative and qualitative methods. The majority of participants were obese or severely obese when enrolled, and while some improvements in body mass index, self-esteem and engagement in a range of physical activities were noted, difficulties in evaluating a complex community-based intervention were highlighted. Children, parents and health professionals described a range of benefits from attending the programme but more intensive services are likely to be needed for the most seriously obese children and for those families resisting intervention.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||19 Jan 2011 16:42|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2012 12:38|
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