OpenAIRE is about to release its new face with lots of new content and services.
During September, you may notice downtime in services, while some functionalities (e.g. user registration, login, validation, claiming) will be temporarily disabled.
We apologize for the inconvenience, please stay tuned!
For further information please contact helpdesk[at]openaire.eu

fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Topalidou, A; Dafopoulou, GM (2013)
Publisher: University of Pitesti
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: B410

Classified by OpenAIRE into

mesheuropmc: education
Background: Generally, schools are an important setting to provide programmes for obesity prevention for children because the vast majority of children attend school. This study investigates how an intervention programme in the school subject of Physical Education can help reduce obesity for junior high school students in combination with information on dietary and health matters in school and family. Materials and Methods: A quantitative study for junior high school students (N = 250) and a questionnaire were used as research methods. Results: A large number of the participants was found to be overweight (24.4) and the boys outnumbered the girls both in the group of overweight students and the group of obese students. Also, the parents' obesity is an important factor to whether a child will become obese or overweight as the bodymetrics of the parents showed that obese parents tend to have obese children. Finally, physical activity (for an extra two hours per week) and the dietary instructions that the parents give their children can reduce the number of overweight and obese students. Conclusion: Schools and physical activity are crucial factors for childhood obesity prevention strategies.
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    • Barlow, S.E, and the Expert Committee (2007). Expert committee recommendations regarding the prevention, assessment, and treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity: summary report. Pediatrics, 120(suppl 4), S164-S192. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-2329C
    • Barlow, S.E. & Dietz, W.H. (2009). Obesity Evaluation and Treatment: Expert Committee Recommendations. Pediatrics, 102(3), 1-11. doi: 10.1542/peds.102.3.e29
    • Budd, G. M., & Volpe, S. L. (2006). School-based obesity prevention: Research, challenges, and recommendations. Journal of School Health, 76(10), 485-495. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2006.00149.x
    • Chatterjee, N., Blakely, D. E., & Barton, C. (2005). Perspectives on obesity and barriers to control from workers at a community center serving low-income Hispanic children and families. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 22(1), 23-36. doi: 10.1207/s15327655jchn2201_3
    • Chinn, S. & Rona, R.J. (2001). Prevalence and trends in overweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ, 322, 24-26. Retrieved from http://www.bmj.com/content/322/7277/24.
    • Davis, S.P., Davis, M., Northington, L., Moll, G., & Kolar, K. (2002). Childhood obesity reduction by school based programs. The ABNF Journal, 6, 145-149.
    • Deckelbaum, R.J. & Williams, C.L. (2001). Childhood Obesity: The health issue. Obesity Research, 9(suppl.4), 239-243. Retrieved from http://www.globalcitizen.net/data/topic/knowledge/uploads/20090222112845290.pdf
    • Freedman, D.S., Khan, L.K., Dietz, W.H., Srinivasan, S.R., & Berenson, G.S. (2001). Relationship of childhood obesity to coronary heart disease risk factors in adulthood: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Pediatrics, 108(3), 712-718. Retrieved from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/108/3/712.full.pdf+html
    • Frenn, M., Malin, S., Bansal, N., Delgado, M., Greer, Y., Havice, M., . . . Schweizer, H. (2003). Addressing health disparities in middle school students' nutrition and exercise. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 20(1), 1-14. doi: 10.1207/S15327655JCHN2001_01
    • Guo, S.S. & Chumlea, W.C. (1999). Tracking of body mass index in children in relation to overweight in adulthood. Am J Clin Nutr, 70, 145-148. Retrieved from http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/1/145S.long
    • Hassaridou, M. N. & Fotiadou, E. (2001). Dietary intakes and food habits of adolescents in Northern Greece. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, 52, 109-116. doi: 10.1080/09637480020027000
    • Hedley, A. A., Ogden, C. L., Johnson, C. L., Carroll, M. D., Curtin, L. R., & Flegal, K. M. (2004). Prevalence of overweight and obesity among US children, adolescents, and adults, 1999-2002. Journal of the American Medical Association, 291(23), 2847-2850. doi: 10.1001/jama.291.23.2847
    • Kumanyika, S., & Grier, S. (2006). Targeting interventions for ethnic minority and lowincome populations. The Future of Children, 16(1), 187 -207. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3556556?uid=3738128&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=2 1101381949583
    • Mamalakis, G. & Kafatos, A. (1998). Prevalence of obesity in Greece. International Journal of Obesity Related Metabolic Disorders, 20(5), 488-492.
    • Must, A. & Strauss, R.S. (1999). Risks and consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord, 23(2), 2-11. Retrieved from http://content.ebscohost.com/pdf18_21/pdf/1999/32I4/02Mar99/9379009.pdf
    • Philippa, N. & Kanaka-Gantenbein, Ch. (2009). Childhood obesity. Detection, risk factors and treatment (Review). Ann Clin Pediatr, 56(1), 41-47. Retrieved from http://www.iatrikionline.gr/Deltio_56a_2009/2.pdf
    • Pounis, G., Panagiotakos, D., Dania, G., Hasapis, D., Kottileas, P., & Toutouzas, P. (2008). Dietary patterns and hypercholesterolemia, in remote Greek rural population: The “ARGO” study. Archives of Hellenic Medicine, 25(1), 83-87. Retrieved from http://www.mednet.gr/archives/2008-1/pdf/83.pdf
    • Rosenbaum, M. & Leibel, R.L. (1998). The physiology of body weight regulation: relevance to the etiology of obesity in children. Pediatrics Suppl, 101(3), 525-539. Retrieved from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/101/Supplement_2/525.full.pdf
    • Savva, M. & Savva, S. (2000). Pediatric obesity - Critical periods in its presentation. Paid Update, 4, 1-6. Retrieved from http://www.childhealth.ac.cy/Abstracts/Obesity%20Rebound.pdf
    • Saridi, M. & Ntokou, M. (2010). Obesity: A multifactorial disease. Rostrum of Asclepius, 9(2), 131-143. Retrieved from http://www.vima-asklipiou.gr/volumes/2010/VOLUME%2002_10/VA_REV_2_09_02_10.pdf
    • Serra, M.L., Ribas, B.L, Aranceta, B.J., Pérez, R,C, Saavedra, S.P., & Peña, Q.L. (2003). Childhood and adolescent obesity in Spain. Results of the enKid study (1998-2000). Med Clin (Barc), 121(19), 725-732. Retrieved from http://www.seedo.es/portals/seedo/consenso/Prevalencia_ni%C3%B1os_Estudio_ENKID(Med_Clin_200 3).pdf
    • Strauss, R.S. (2000). Childhood Obesity and Self-Esteem. Pediatrics, 105(1), 1-5. doi: 10.1542/peds.105.1.e15
    • Tzetzis, G., Kakamoukas, V., Goudas, M., & Tsorbatzoudis, Ch. (2005). A comparison of physical activity patterns and physical self-perception in obese and non-obese children. Inquiries in Sport & Physical Education, 3(1), 29-39. Retrieved from http://www.pe.uth.gr/hape/images/stories/emag/vol3_1/hape48.pdf
    • Vardaki, Z., Kotsabassaki, S., Andrea, S., & Vassiliadou, A. (2003). Childhood obesity in Suburban Community of Attica. Icus Nurs Web J, 14, 1-12.
    • Veugelers P & Fitzgerald A. (2005). Prevalence of and risk factors for childhood overweight and obesity. Can Med Assoc J. , 173(6), 607-613. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.050445
    • Vlachopapadopoulou, E., Karachaliou, F., Papadopoulou, N., Tsarmaklis, G., Michalakos, S. (2006). Obesity prevalence in children of elementary schools of the district of Attica, Greece. Ann Clin Paetr, 53(1), 47- 53. Retrieved from http://www.iatrikionline.gr/Deltio_53a/4_vlaxopap.pdf.
    • Wang Y. (2001). Cross-national comparison of childhood obesity: the epidemic and the relationship between obesity and socioeconomic status. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30, 1129-1136. Retrieved from http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/5/1129.full.pdf+html.
    • Wang, Y. & Wang, J. (2003). A comparison of international references for the assessment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity in different populations. Eur J Clin Nutr, 56, 973-982. Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v56/n10/pdf/1601415a.pdf
    • Wang, Y., Tussing, L., Odoms-Young, A., Braunschweig, C., Flay, B., Hedeker, D., & Hellison, D. (2006). Obesity prevention in low socio-economic status urban African American adolescents: Study design and preliminary findings of the HEALTH-KIDS study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 60, 92-103. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602272
    • World Health Organization. (2003).Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases: Report of the Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation.Geneva. Retrieved from ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/ac911e/ac911e00.pdf
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article

Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies.
More information Ok