Effekte einer Lebensstilintervention auf den BMI-SDS und die Lebensqualität im Follow-up über 12 Monate bei übergewichtigen und adipösen Kindern

Translated title of the contribution: The outcomes of an inpatient lifestyle intervention to improve body mass index and quality of life in overweight and obese children after one year of follow-up

Melanie Rank, Monika Siegrist, Helmut Langhof, Martin Halle

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Abstract

Background: Childhood overweight and obesity are associated with impaired quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a specific weight-loss therapy on QoL and body mass index (BMI-SDS) in overweight and obese children one year after beginning the therapy program. Participants and methods: Overweight and obese children undergoing a 4-6 week inpatient lifestyle-change therapy program were examined within a prospective study (LOGIC-Trial). At both baseline and completion of the therapy program, data on body height and weight were collected and QoL was assessed by questionnaires (KINDL®). One year after the start of the therapy the children visited their general practitioner for a follow-up examination of body height and weight (n=240) and completed the KINDL®-questionnaire (n=187). Results: Over the course of the therapy, BMI-SDS declined by 0.4±0.1 (p<0.001). Although BMI-SDS increased during followup (p<0.05), values at 12 months were significantly lower than those measured at baseline (2.7±0.5 vs. 2.3±0.7; p<0.001). QoL increased by eight percent during the therapy (65.7±12.5 vs. 71.4±11.0 points; p<0.05), and QoL remained increased after 12 months in females (66.6±14.4 points, p<0.05). In males QoL returned to baseline levels after 12 months (p<0.05). Conclusion: This inpatient lifestyle-change therapy is effective in significantly reducing BMI-SDS after 12 months. QoL was improved over the course of the therapy, and sustained effects after one year were observed in females.

Translated title of the contributionThe outcomes of an inpatient lifestyle intervention to improve body mass index and quality of life in overweight and obese children after one year of follow-up
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)17
Number of pages1
JournalJournal fur Ernahrungsmedizin
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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