A family based intervention targeting parents of preschool children with overweight and obesity: Conceptual framework and study design of LOOPS - Lund Overweight and Obesity Preschool Study

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As the rate of overweight among children is rising there is a need for evidence-based research that will clarify what the best interventional strategies to normalize weight development are. The overall aim of the Lund Overweight and Obesity Preschool Study (LOOPS) is to evaluate if a family-based intervention, targeting parents of preschool children with overweight and obesity, has a long-term positive effect on weight development of the children. The hypothesis is that preschool children with overweight and obesity, whose parents participate in a one-year intervention, both at completion of the one-year intervention and at long term follow up (2-, 3- and 5-years) will have reduced their BMI-for-age z-score.

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  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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  • Intervention study, Parent, Child, Obesity, Preschool, Overweight
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume12
Issue numberArticle nr. 12
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes