The influence of socio‐economic status on the long‐term effect of family‐based obesity treatment intervention in prepubertal overweight children

Kristina Langnäse (Nutritional Scientist, Institute of Human Nutrition, Düsternbrooker Weg, Kiel, Germany)
Inga Asbeck (Nutritional Scientist, Institute of Human Nutrition, Düsternbrooker Weg, Kiel, Germany)
Mareike Mast (Nutritional Scientist, Institute of Human Nutrition, Düsternbrooker Weg, Kiel, Germany)
Manfred J. Müller (Professor and Physician, Institute of Human Nutrition, Düsternbrooker Weg, Kiel, Germany. E‐mail: mmüller@nutrfoodsc.uni‐kiel.de)

Health Education

ISSN: 0965-4283

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to assess the effect of the socio‐economic status (SES) on long‐term outcomes of a family‐based obesity treatment intervention in prepubertal children. A total of 52 overweight and 26 normal weight children were investigated. Nutritional status, intake of fruit, vegetables and low fat foods, in‐between meals, sports club membership, frequency of exercise and daily television viewing were measured before intervention (t0 and after a mean period of 1.3 years (t1. The result obtained indicate that a low SES may serve as a barrier against family‐based intervention. The data provide evidence for the idea that there is need for social stratification of future measures of health promotion within families.

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Langnäse, K., Asbeck, I., Mast, M. and Müller, M. (2004), "The influence of socio‐economic status on the long‐term effect of family‐based obesity treatment intervention in prepubertal overweight children", Health Education, Vol. 104 No. 6, pp. 336-343. https://doi.org/10.1108/09654280410564105

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