Evidence-Based Interventions for Pediatric Weight Control

Nuananong Seal, Marion Broome

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Childhood obesity can lead to later life-threatening conditions that impact negatively on quality of life and morbidity and mortality outcomes. This article describes a method to evaluate individual interventions that have been found effective for long-term weight control in children and adolescents. The randomized controlled trials from a 2009 meta-analysis of interventions for treating obesity in children and adolescents were evaluated for external validity using a generalizability assessment framework by Green and Glasgow. Pediatric nurse practitioners who deal with the complicated health challenges of obesity in children are best positioned to use evidence-based interventions to guide their recommendations to children and families. The framework presented in this paper will help guide their decisions on which interventions should be implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-302
Number of pages10
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • Intervention
  • Long-term weight control
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Fundamentals and skills

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