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• Childhood obesity continues to be ever expanding.
• This is leading to increasing health care needs and costs.
• Despite numerous interventions, the rates continue to climb.
• The purpose of this study is to identify family-based childhood obesity interventions that are proven to decrease the rates of childhood obesity.
• A literature review explores multiple different family-based childhood obesity interventions.
• The effective interventions are examined closely to discover commonalities between the interventions.
• Family-based interventions that decrease childhood obesity share similar attributes.
• The proven interventions may indicate the need to focus coordination of care with the patients and their families.
Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Family Health; Health Promotion; Pediatric Obesity -- prevention & control; Pediatric Obesity -- therapy
Winter, Sarah, "Proven Family-Based Interventions in the Treatment of Pediatric Obesity" (2015). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 111.