Date of Award
Campus Access Dissertation
College of Nursing
Childhood obesity is defined as the child's BMI above the 95th percentile. Obesity in children can vary in severity ranging from at risk for overweight, to overweight, to obese. Current best practice guidelines recommend incorporating physical activity, diet, and behavioral interventions for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. Regrettably, information and instruction on the lifestyle changes for physical activity, diet, and other behavioral modifications are often disseminated incorrectly, delayed, underutilized or ignored in the primary care setting. Furthermore, pediatric outcomes vary depending on the guideline. In order to recommend the optimal treatment guideline for child and adolescent obesity, the literature was critiqued and synthesized. A final recommendation was developed for implementation in a primary care setting.
Williams, L. T.(2009). The Butt Stops Here: The Optimal Treatment For Child and Adolescent Obesity. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/110