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dc.contributor.authorKolotourou, Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorRadley, Duncanen
dc.contributor.authorGammon, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Lindsey Rachelen
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorSacher, Paul M.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-21T12:57:28Z
dc.date.available2017-09-21T12:57:28Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-02
dc.identifier.citationKolotourou M, Radley D, Gammon C, Smith L, Chadwick P, Sacher PM (2015) 'Long-term outcomes following the MEND 7-13 child weight management program', Childhood Obesity, 11 (3), pp.325-330.en
dc.identifier.issn2153-2168
dc.identifier.pmid25764056
dc.identifier.doi10.1089/chi.2014.0092
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622197
dc.description.abstractBackground: In the current study, we report outcomes 2.4 years from baseline in a random subsample of overweight and obese children who attended MEND 7-13 programs delivered in UK community settings under service level conditions. Methods: The study employed an uncontrolled pre-follow-up design. A total of 165 children were measured. Outcomes included anthropometry, parental perception of emotional distress, body esteem, and self-esteem. Results: Overall, there were significant improvements in all outcomes apart from BMI z-score. In boys, BMI z-score, waist circumference z-score, and psychometrics all improved. In girls, there were no statistically significant differences at 2.4 years, except for body esteem. Conclusions: In real-world settings, the MEND intervention, when delivered by nonspecialists, may result in modest, yet positive, long-term outcomes. Subsequent research should focus on improving the outcome effect size, providing effective behavior change maintenance strategies, and further investigating the reasons behind the observed gender differences.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe MEND research team thanks all children and parents who participated in this trial. All families attended the MEND 7-13 Program for free. These costs were borne by a combination of Primary Care Trusts (UK National Health Service), local authorities, and leisure providers. This study was funded by MEND Central and Mytime Active.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMARY ANN LIEBERT, INCen
dc.relation.urlhttp://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/chi.2014.0092en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF
dc.subjectobesityen
dc.titleLong-term outcomes following the MEND 7-13 child weight management programen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMytime Activeen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Londonen
dc.contributor.departmentRoyal Free Hampstead NHS Trusten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentMichigan State Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds Metropolitan Universityen
dc.identifier.journalChildhood Obesityen
dc.date.updated2017-09-21T11:58:27Z
html.description.abstractBackground: In the current study, we report outcomes 2.4 years from baseline in a random subsample of overweight and obese children who attended MEND 7-13 programs delivered in UK community settings under service level conditions. Methods: The study employed an uncontrolled pre-follow-up design. A total of 165 children were measured. Outcomes included anthropometry, parental perception of emotional distress, body esteem, and self-esteem. Results: Overall, there were significant improvements in all outcomes apart from BMI z-score. In boys, BMI z-score, waist circumference z-score, and psychometrics all improved. In girls, there were no statistically significant differences at 2.4 years, except for body esteem. Conclusions: In real-world settings, the MEND intervention, when delivered by nonspecialists, may result in modest, yet positive, long-term outcomes. Subsequent research should focus on improving the outcome effect size, providing effective behavior change maintenance strategies, and further investigating the reasons behind the observed gender differences.


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