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Hälsopromotiva interventioner för barn och ungdomar : En systematisk litteraturstudie om överviktsproblematik

by Charysczak, Alexander; Johansson, Per

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Background: The overweight in Sweden and the western world has increased in the last 25 years and gone further down the ages. Overweight and obesity are risk factors for diseases of both somatic and social characteristics.Aim: The aim of this study was to describe health promoting interventions for children and adolescents.Method: A literature review was made based on 5 quantitative studies and 1 qualitative study.Result: The result shows that the problem with overweight has to be viewed from several perspectives and adjusted from several directions. The patterns that were found were: the interventions of school-staff, the interventions of parents, the interventions of health-staff and the influence of other participants. The main topics of the interventions were nutrition and physical activity.Conclusion: Especially a healthy diet and physical activity are important factors for a successful intervention. Continuity is also important for a remaining result.
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Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:children overweight prevention program interventions

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Date of Publication:06/02/2008

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