Educational Interventions in the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents

Educational Interventions in the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents

Introduction: Overweight and obesity is a serious global health problem in minors related to multiple chronic degenerative or fatal diseases. Aim: To analyze the results of available scientific studies of educational interventions in the management of overweight or obesity in adolescents. Methodology: Those studies found in a database between 2014-2019 that performed intervention or management of overweight or obesity in a population between 6 and 18 years of age were included. Results and Discussion: Fourteen studies met the inclusion criteria of which only three performed a probabilistic sampling being these more significant. Different types of interventions were identified from educational, cognitive-behavioural and physical activity promotion. The variables with the greatest significant difference were body composition and waist circumference, the Body Mass Index still has no significant difference. Conclusion: Educational interventions achieve an important role in the management of overweight or obesity having significant changes in the short, medium and long term.

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 María de los Ángeles Castro-Cornejo
Department of Epidemiology, Regional University Hospital, Colima, Mexico

 Xiomara Arteaga-Herrera
Division of Health Sciences and Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Campus Celaya-Salvatierra, Celaya, Mexico.

Nicolás Padilla-Raygoza
School of Medicine, University of Celaya, Celaya, Mexico

Cuauhtémoc Sandoval-Salazar
Department of Nursing and Obstetrics, Division of Health Sciences and Engineering, Celaya-Salvatierra, Celaya, Mexico.

Vicente Beltrán-Campos
Department of Clinical Nursing, Division of Health Sciences and Engineering, Salvatierra, Celaya, Mexico.

Luis Antonio Díaz-Becerril
School of Medicine, University of Celaya, Celaya, Mexico

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