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Management of obesity. A national clinical guideline.

Creator:

National Guideline Clearinghouse

Subject Keywords: HEALTHY EATING, OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, YOUNG PEOPLE
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Diabetes
Management
Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Guideline
Region: International (other)
Description:

The evidence base for this guideline was synthesised in accordance with the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) methodology. A systematic review of the literature was carried out using an explicit search strategy devised by the SIGN Information Officer in collaboration with members of the guideline development group. The search for systematic reviews and meta-analysis covered the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and HEALTHSTAR databases, and the internet, from January 1991 to December 2001. The search for randomised controlled trials, cohort studies, case control studies, and cross-sectional surveys covered the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, PUBMED, EMBASE and CINAHL databases, and the internet, from January 1981 to December 2001. The evidence base was updated during the course of development of the guideline, and the search was supplemented by reviewing references identified from papers from the searches, from personal databases, and from hand searching of the obesity journals. GUIDELINE OBJECTIVE(S) - To provide recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the management of obesity in children and young people, up to the age of 18 - To review the definition of childhood obesity and information on prevalence of childhood obesity in the United Kingdom and recent trends in the prevalence of obesity - To identify the immediate consequences of obesity in childhood and possible consequences in adulthood - To identify subgroups of children at high risk for developing obesity - To review preventive interventions for childhood obesity - To discuss the treatment of childhood obesity and the goals of therapy, particularly management in the community and management beyond primary care, including advice on healthy eating - To make recommendations for research for systematic evaluation of childhood obesity

Date:

01/01/2003

Rights: © National Guideline Clearinghouse
Suggested citation:

National Guideline Clearinghouse. (2003) Management of obesity. A national clinical guideline. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/3722 [Accessed: 14th November 2019].

  

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