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ERIC Number: EJ807180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0965-4283
The Influence of Socio-Economic Status on the Long-Term Effect of Family-Based Obesity Treatment Intervention in Prepubertal Overweight Children
Langnase, Kristina; Asbeck, Inga; Mast, Mareike; Muller, Manfred J.
Health Education, v104 n6 p336-343 2004
The objective of this paper is to assess the effect of the socio-economic status (SES) on long-term outcomes of a family-based obesity treatment intervention in prepubertal children. A total of 52 overweight and 26 normal weight children were investigated. Nutritional status, intake of fruit, vegetables and low fat foods, in-between meals, sports club membership, frequency of exercise and daily television viewing were measured before intervention (t[subscript 0]) and after a mean period of 1.3 years (t[subscript 1]). The result obtained indicate that a low SES may serve as a barrier against family-based intervention. The data provide evidence for the idea that there is need for social stratification of future measures of health promotion within families. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany