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ERIC Number: EJ906863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
A Controlled Evaluation of a School-Based Obesity Prevention in Turkish School Children
Toruner, Ebru Kilicarslan; Savaser, Sevim
Journal of School Nursing, v26 n6 p473-482 Dec 2010
This research was conducted to assess the effect of a weight management program in Turkish school children with overweight and obesity. Forty one students formed the intervention group while 40 students formed the control group in two elementary schools. Students in intervention group were given seven training sessions in a period of 2.5 months. Concurrently, parents were given two trainings and consultancy. The Body Mass Indices (BMIs) of the intervention group at the third measurement were decreased (p less than 0.05) significantly when compared to the control group. The findings suggest use of school-based weight management programs starting from elementary school. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey