Reference : Characteristics of adolescent attempts to manage overweight
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8855
Characteristics of adolescent attempts to manage overweight
English
Grignard, Sophie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé au travail et éducation pour la santé (STES) > Appui en Promotion et Education pour la Santé (APES-ULg) > >]
Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Pédiatrie >]
Born, Michel [Université de Liège - ULg > > Psycho. de la délinquance et du développement psycho. >]
Mairiaux, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé au travail et éducation pour la santé (STES) >]
Vandoorne, Chantal [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé au travail et éducation pour la santé (STES) > Appui en Promotion et Education pour la Santé (APES-ULg) > >]
Oct-2003
Patient Education & Counseling
Elsevier Sci Ireland Ltd
51
2
183-189
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0738-3991
Clare
[en] Adolescent ; Overweight ; Management ; Qualitative approach ; Nutrition ; Health promotion
[fr] Adolescent ; Excès de poids ; Alimentation ; Méthode qualitative ; Promotion de la santé
[en] This study evaluates the actions taken by obese adolescents in an attempt to lose weight in relation to changes in weight. Particular emphasis is put on the context surrounding the management process. Thirty one obese adolescents aged 14-18 participated in this study. The adolescents answered a written questionnaire, took a body-size dissatisfaction test and were interviewed. Their family physicians were interviewed by telephone. Quantitative data concerned changes in weight and body-size dissatisfaction scores. Qualitative analysis included cases analyses and building up of synthesis variables. Loss of weight is linked with continuity of management attempts as well as with medical follow-up. The most frequent management attempt is diet. Self-image is correlated with weight. The exclusive emphasis put on diet is discussed in relation to the importance of more psychosocial factors such as self-image, denial and attraction to discontinuity. Some recommendations for the management of overweight adolescents are then outlined. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8855
10.1016/S0738-3991(02)00217-3
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505955/description
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