Sjuksköterskans stöd till familjer där överviktsproblematik finns bland barn och tonåringar : En litteraturöversikt

by Ericson, Hanna; Grob, Jennie

Abstract (Summary)
Overweight among children and adolescents have decreased and are now a health problem in the society. The leading cause to overweight is an unbalance between enegiintake and energiconsumption. The nurse must involve the whole family in the care of overweight child or adolescent to achieve good weight results. The long-term support from nurses is crucial for changing the families’ lifestyle. The aim of this study was to describe the nurse’s support to families with overweight children and adolescent from evidence based articles. The method that was used is a literature review based on 15 scientific articles and the result is shown that the nurse has an important role in the support of families with overweight children and adolescent. It is important for the nurse not to target the only overweight child or adolescent but to involve the whole family is of great importance since it is hard for one person alone to change its behavioural. Nurses need more education and motivation to develop and progress the support and care for the whole family.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:child adolescent overweight family nurse support


Date of Publication:02/16/2008

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