Adolescents seeking weight management: Who is putting their hand up and what are they looking for?

Truby, Helen, Baxter, Kim, Elliott, Sarah, Warren, Janet, Davies, Peter and Batch, Jennifer (2011) Adolescents seeking weight management: Who is putting their hand up and what are they looking for?. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47 1-2: 2-4. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01740.x


Author Truby, Helen
Baxter, Kim
Elliott, Sarah
Warren, Janet
Davies, Peter
Batch, Jennifer
Title Adolescents seeking weight management: Who is putting their hand up and what are they looking for?
Journal name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-4810
1440-1754
Publication date 2011-01-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01740.x
Volume 47
Issue 1-2
Start page 2
End page 4
Total pages 3
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract We describe the characteristics of adolescents seeking treatment for obesity via the 'Eat Smart' feasibility study; an intensive 12 week dietitian-led weight management programme with an emphasis on lifestyle change. It was designed to test the feasibility of a structured low-fat diet compared with a semi-structured reduced carbohydrate plan compared with a model of 'standard care'- an unstructured low fat approach. When compared with non-participants, participants were predominantly female and lived in lower socioeconomic areas. When given the choice of dietary approach, 50% elected reduced dietary carbohydrate, 43% structured low fat and 7% chose 'standard care'. Modest weight loss was achieved over 12 weeks, with both the structured low fat and reduced carbohydrate formats. Families showed a strong preference for structured eating plans, in particular seeking assistance with correct portion size. The current standard model of unstructured advice was both unpopular and relatively unsuccessful. © 2010 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2010 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Keyword Adolescents
Dietary advice
Weight management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 24 MAY 2010. Published under Annotations.

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