Parental involvement does not augment the effectiveness of an intense behavioral program for the treatment of childhood obesity

Eirini Bathrellou, Mary Yannakoulia, Katerina Papanikolaou, Artemios Pehlivanidis, Panagiota Pervanidou, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Ioanna Tokou, John Tsiantis, George P. Chrousos, Labros S. Sidossis

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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of active parental involvement in a lifestyle intervention for the management of childhood obesity. Design: Forty-two overweight children (32 girls and 10 boys), aged 9.2±0.2 years and with percent overweight 39.8±2.7%, were randomly allocated either to a child-and-parent group (N = 23) or a child-alone group (N = 19). Both groups attended a 3-month multidisciplinary program extended by booster sessions during follow-up, which involved many cognitive behavioral therapy principles and assigned high self-regulation to the children, but differed in parental involvement. Percent overweight was evaluated at baseline, and at 3, 6, and 18 months thereafter. Results: There was no significant interaction between time and group or a significant difference between groups. Percent overweight decreased by 4.9±1.4 at 18 months (p <0.001); the reduction occurred during the active phase of the treatment (0-3 months) and was maintained thereafter. Conclusion: In the setting of the present study, the active parental involvement did not significantly modify the results of lifestyle interventions for children's overweight management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalHormones
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Pediatric Obesity
Life Style
Therapeutics
Cognitive Therapy

Keywords

  • Children
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Obesity
  • Parents
  • Weight management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Bathrellou, E., Yannakoulia, M., Papanikolaou, K., Pehlivanidis, A., Pervanidou, P., Kanaka-Gantenbein, C., ... Sidossis, L. S. (2010). Parental involvement does not augment the effectiveness of an intense behavioral program for the treatment of childhood obesity. Hormones, 9(2), 171-175.

Parental involvement does not augment the effectiveness of an intense behavioral program for the treatment of childhood obesity. / Bathrellou, Eirini; Yannakoulia, Mary; Papanikolaou, Katerina; Pehlivanidis, Artemios; Pervanidou, Panagiota; Kanaka-Gantenbein, Christina; Tokou, Ioanna; Tsiantis, John; Chrousos, George P.; Sidossis, Labros S.

In: Hormones, Vol. 9, No. 2, 06.2010, p. 171-175.

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Bathrellou, E, Yannakoulia, M, Papanikolaou, K, Pehlivanidis, A, Pervanidou, P, Kanaka-Gantenbein, C, Tokou, I, Tsiantis, J, Chrousos, GP & Sidossis, LS 2010, 'Parental involvement does not augment the effectiveness of an intense behavioral program for the treatment of childhood obesity', Hormones, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 171-175.
Bathrellou E, Yannakoulia M, Papanikolaou K, Pehlivanidis A, Pervanidou P, Kanaka-Gantenbein C et al. Parental involvement does not augment the effectiveness of an intense behavioral program for the treatment of childhood obesity. Hormones. 2010 Jun;9(2):171-175.
Bathrellou, Eirini ; Yannakoulia, Mary ; Papanikolaou, Katerina ; Pehlivanidis, Artemios ; Pervanidou, Panagiota ; Kanaka-Gantenbein, Christina ; Tokou, Ioanna ; Tsiantis, John ; Chrousos, George P. ; Sidossis, Labros S. / Parental involvement does not augment the effectiveness of an intense behavioral program for the treatment of childhood obesity. In: Hormones. 2010 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 171-175.
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