A questionnaire survey to determine the effectiveness of the “Making a Difference” weight management programme on the lifestyle choices of the whole family unit

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/325992
Title:
A questionnaire survey to determine the effectiveness of the “Making a Difference” weight management programme on the lifestyle choices of the whole family unit
Authors:
Coogan, Aine
Abstract:
The health, social and economic implications of childhood obesity are well documented(Lobestein, Baur & Uauy, 2004). However, little effective action has been taken to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The global concern over the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity has been the focus of researchb and debate over the past three decades. Feasible and sustainable approaches to prevent further increases in childhood overweight and obesity, to date, have remained mostly elusive. Conversely, there is a consensus regarding the role of the living environment as a determinant of obesity. Recent research provides strong evidence of the importance of living environments as determinants of obesity (Rosenkranz & Dzewaltowski, 2008; Kumanyika, Parker & Sims, 2010). As a result, it is essential to explore and assess practical family based interventions that are effective to understand the parental influences that may contribute to the development of childhood obesity.
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/325992
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCoogan, Aineen
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-09T09:37:14Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-09T09:37:14Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/325992-
dc.description.abstractThe health, social and economic implications of childhood obesity are well documented(Lobestein, Baur & Uauy, 2004). However, little effective action has been taken to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The global concern over the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity has been the focus of researchb and debate over the past three decades. Feasible and sustainable approaches to prevent further increases in childhood overweight and obesity, to date, have remained mostly elusive. Conversely, there is a consensus regarding the role of the living environment as a determinant of obesity. Recent research provides strong evidence of the importance of living environments as determinants of obesity (Rosenkranz & Dzewaltowski, 2008; Kumanyika, Parker & Sims, 2010). As a result, it is essential to explore and assess practical family based interventions that are effective to understand the parental influences that may contribute to the development of childhood obesity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectchildhood obesityen
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectparental influenceen
dc.titleA questionnaire survey to determine the effectiveness of the “Making a Difference” weight management programme on the lifestyle choices of the whole family uniten
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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