Behandlingsformer för övervikt och fetma hos barn och vilka effekter dessa har.
The objective for this study was to describe what available treatments there is for overweight children and children with obesity and what effect the treatments have on the bodyweight.The Method used was a descriptive literature study and the search of articles was made in PubMed and High Wire Database. There were 19 articles included in the study who all answered to the aim and questions of this study.Of all treatments that were presented in the study, surgery- and drug treatment had the largest effect on children with obesity. The study proved that the combined treatments with behavior and nutrition changes combined with physical activity that involved whole or parts of the family was the most effective treatment for overweight children.If the combined treatment lasted for more than a year, a reduction of weight and BMI was shown among the overweight children that participated in the study.The rest of the treatments found shows god results during the treatment, but the effect decreases after completed treatment.The authors’ conclusion was that the children treated along with their family for a long period of time and learns how to behave with food and physical activities will have the largest chance to escape an overweight life as an adult
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:overweight obesity treatment child adolescent
Date of Publication:02/15/2008