Is primary prevention of childhood obesity by education at 13-month immunisations feasible and acceptable? Results from a general practice based pilot study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559260
Title:
Is primary prevention of childhood obesity by education at 13-month immunisations feasible and acceptable? Results from a general practice based pilot study.
Authors:
Doorley, E; Young, C; O'Shea, B; Darker, C; Hollywood, B; O'Rorke, C
Citation:
Is primary prevention of childhood obesity by education at 13-month immunisations feasible and acceptable? Results from a general practice based pilot study. 2015, 108 (1):13-5 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559260
PubMed ID:
25702347
Abstract:
Abstract Prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity remains high in Ireland. In this study an intervention conducted within primary care was evaluated. This involved a structured discussion with parents at the 13 month immunisations with their general practitioner (GP), including measuring weight of the toddler and parental education regarding healthy nutrition and physical activity for their toddler. There was a telephone follow-up interview with parents three months later assessing change in toddler diet/lifestyle. Endpoints assessed included parents' reports of specific lifestyle parameters with regard to the toddler and parental assessment of the usefulness of the intervention. 39 toddlers were studied. Most lifestyle parameters had improved at follow up. Reported fruit and vegetable intake of more than 4 portions per day increased from 20.5% of toddlers at baseline 28.6% at follow up. The number of toddlers abstaining from unhealthy snacks increased from 15.4% to 21.4%. Television watching of more than 2 hours daily decreased from 12.8% to 0%. Supervised exercise of more than thirty minutes per day increased from 69.2% to 89.3%. The majority of parents reported at follow up that they found the intervention acceptable (100%, n = 28) and useful (79%, n = 22).
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH; OBESITY; HEALTH EDUCATION
MeSH:
Food Habits; General Practice; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Promotion; Humans; Infant; Ireland; Parents; Pediatric Obesity; Pilot Projects; Socioeconomic Factors
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDoorley, Een
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Cen
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Ben
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Cen
dc.contributor.authorHollywood, Ben
dc.contributor.authorO'Rorke, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T14:00:19Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T14:00:19Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01en
dc.identifier.citationIs primary prevention of childhood obesity by education at 13-month immunisations feasible and acceptable? Results from a general practice based pilot study. 2015, 108 (1):13-5 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25702347en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559260en
dc.description.abstractAbstract Prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity remains high in Ireland. In this study an intervention conducted within primary care was evaluated. This involved a structured discussion with parents at the 13 month immunisations with their general practitioner (GP), including measuring weight of the toddler and parental education regarding healthy nutrition and physical activity for their toddler. There was a telephone follow-up interview with parents three months later assessing change in toddler diet/lifestyle. Endpoints assessed included parents' reports of specific lifestyle parameters with regard to the toddler and parental assessment of the usefulness of the intervention. 39 toddlers were studied. Most lifestyle parameters had improved at follow up. Reported fruit and vegetable intake of more than 4 portions per day increased from 20.5% of toddlers at baseline 28.6% at follow up. The number of toddlers abstaining from unhealthy snacks increased from 15.4% to 21.4%. Television watching of more than 2 hours daily decreased from 12.8% to 0%. Supervised exercise of more than thirty minutes per day increased from 69.2% to 89.3%. The majority of parents reported at follow up that they found the intervention acceptable (100%, n = 28) and useful (79%, n = 22).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen
dc.subjectOBESITYen
dc.subjectHEALTH EDUCATIONen
dc.subject.meshFood Habitsen
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practiceen
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshParentsen
dc.subject.meshPediatric Obesityen
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.titleIs primary prevention of childhood obesity by education at 13-month immunisations feasible and acceptable? Results from a general practice based pilot study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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