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Childhood obesity treatment: case studies

Family-Based Interventions in the Prevention and Management of Childhood Overweight and Obesity: An International Review of Best Practices, and a Review of current Irish Interventions

The aim of this review is "to identify current family-based practice internationally for the prevention and treatment of childhood overweight and obesity and to examine current Irish Programmes so that best practice recommendations can be drawn up."

Cost-effectiveness of intensive inpatient treatment for severely obese children and adolescents in the Netherlands; a randomized controlled trials (HELIOS)

This paper presents "the design of a randomized controlled trial comparing the cost-effectiveness of two itnensive one-year inpatient treatments to each other and to usual are for severely obese children and adolescents." 

Family-based behavioural treatment of childhood obesity in a UK National Health Service setting: randomized controlled trial

The objective of this randomised controlled trial was "to examine the acceptability and effectiveness of 'family-based behavioural treatment' (FBBT) for childhood obesity in an ethnically and social diverse sample of families in a UK National Health Service (NHS) setting."  

Reducing childhood obesity in Poland by effective policies

The purpose of this report was "to faciliate the development of an action plan and implementation of the strategy dimensions around childhood obesity by providing evidence-based policy options adapted to the national context."

The Malaysian Childhood Obesity Treatment Trial (MASCOT)

The primary aim of the study is "to describe a behavioural family-centred, group-based treatment programme for childhood obesity in Malaysia - the MASCOT." 

Process evaluation of an up-scaled community-based child obesity treatment program: NSW Go4Fun®

This paper "describes the up-scaling of Go4Fun in New South Wales and the characteristics of the population it has reached and retained since inception in 2009,including characteristics of children who completed and did not copmlete the programme."  

Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Intervention for Overweight and Obese Children (Nereu Program): A Randomized Controlled Trial

The objective of this study was "to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nereu Program in improving anthropometric parameters, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, and dietary intake." 

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in adolescents with severe obesity: a prospective five-year Swedish nationwide study (AMOS)

The objective of this study was "to report outcomes over 5 years in adolescents follow Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or conservative treatment in a Swedish nationwide prospective non-randomised controlled study, with an additional matched adult comparison group undergoing RYGB."

An Integrated Clinic-Community Partnership for Child Obesity Treatment: A Randomized Pilot Trial 

This study aims “to describe the implementation of an integrated clinic-community partnership for child obesity treatment and [...] to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated treatment on child BMI and health outcomes” in a lower-income area. Enrolled children were between 5 and 11 years of age, over the 95th percentile for BMI, and referred to clinic by their paediatrician.

Adapting Pediatric Obesity Treatment Delivery for Low-Income Families: A Public–Private Partnership

The aim of this study was to “evaluate the feasibility of delivering a paediatric weight management intervention adapted for low-income families.” 

Challenges and results of a school-based intervention to manage excess weight among school children in Tunisia 2012-2014

This study intended to “demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of a school-based weight management program based on healthy lifestyle promotion for obese and overweight adolescents in Sousse, Tunisia.” 

Impact of readiness to change behaviour on the effects of a multidisciplinary intervention in obese Brazilian children and adolescents

This study examined how the success of a multifaceted obesity treatment was related to a child’s willingness to alter their lifestyle using Stages of Readiness for Behavior Change (SRBC). 

Sacbe, a Comprehensive Intervention to Decrease Body Mass Index in Children with Adiposity: A Pilot Study

The aim of this study was to “to achieve a higher percentage of success in lowering the BMI z-score in children with adiposity and their parents through a pilot program "Sacbe" based on HLS, sensitive to the sociocultural context previously explored and with the active participation of parents.”