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Recommendations for Commissioners of Weight Management Programmes for Children and Families.

Upton, Penney and Upton, Dominic (2010) Recommendations for Commissioners of Weight Management Programmes for Children and Families. Documentation. Department of Health West Midlands.

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Abstract

Numerous interventions have been implemented across the UK In response to the increasing prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents. However, few of these interventions have been systematically evaluated and their effectiveness documented. Childhood obesity presents a particular problem in the West Midlands where prevalence rates are significantly higher than the national average. The Department of Health West Midlands (DHWM) therefore commissioned an evaluation of child and family weight management programmes (N=7) that were in place in the West Midlands region during July 2007-July 2009 with the aim of determining: •The benefits to participating children and families in terms of health improvement and behaviour change; •Possible barriers to change for children and families undertaking treatment programmes; •The range of short and longer term support (programme content) available for programme participants; •The cost effectiveness of each intervention. This paper presents a number of recommendations for commissioners when planning their weight management provision for children and families based on these findings.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: childhood obesity, weight management programmes, recommendations.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Charlotte Taylor
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 11:35
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 11:35
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2165

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