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ERIC Number: EJ1009964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Moving Forward in Childhood Obesity Treatment: A Call for Translational Research
Watson, P. M.; Dugdill, L.; Murphy, R.; Knowles, Z.; Cable, N. T.
Health Education Journal, v72 n2 p230-239 Mar 2013
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious challenges of the 21st century and it is vital that evidence-based treatment approaches can be translated into practice to meet public health needs. Yet policy-makers cannot afford to wait for the results of lengthy trials before "probably efficacious" interventions are made available to the public, and the need for a continuous improvement methodology has been highlighted. In this discussion paper, we draw on our experiences of developing and evaluating a family-based childhood obesity treatment intervention to discuss the challenges of meeting research appraisal standards, public health needs and delivery practicalities. Recommendations are made for a shift towards a translational approach that brings together the strengths of hypothesis-driven research and high-quality service evaluation to create reciprocal links between evidence, policy and practice. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 1 box.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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