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Open Access item Design and evaluation of a treatment programme for Spanish adolescents with overweight and obesity. The EVASYON Study
|Authors:||Martínez Gómez, D.|
Gómez Martínez, Sonia
Puertollano, M. Angeles
Garagorri, Jesús M.
Vaquero, M. Pilar
Martínez, J. Alfredo
Moreno, Luis A.
|Citation:||BMC Public Health 9(414): (2009)|
|Abstract:||Background: The prevalence of overweight and obesity (OW/OB) among adolescents worldwide
has increased since the 60 s. Spain has reached one of the highest OW/OB prevalence rates among
adolescents from European countries. The aim of this methodological paper is to describe the
design and evaluation in the EVASYON study (Development, implementation and evaluation of the
efficacy of a therapeutic programme for adolescents with OW/OB: integral education on nutrition
and physical activity).
Methods/Design: The EVASYON was planned by a multidisciplinary team to treat OW/OB in
Spanish adolescents. The EVASYON is a multi-centre study conducted in 5 hospitals in 5 Spanish
cities (Granada, Madrid, Pamplona, Santander and Zaragoza) and two hundred and four OW/OB
Spanish adolescents were recruited for this intervention. The treatment was implemented for
approximately one-year follow-up. The adolescents were treated in groups of a maximum of 10
subjects; each group had 20 visits during the treatment period in two phases: intensive during the
first 2 months (1st to 9th visits), and extensive during the last 11 months (10th to 20th visits). In order
to assess the efficacy of the treatment, 8 dimensions were measured: diet; physical activity and fitness; eating behaviour; body composition; haematological profile; metabolic profile; minerals and
vitamins; immuno-inflammatory markers. Moreover, genetic polymorphisms were also determined.
Discussion: The treatment programme developed in the EVASYON study was designed as a
national pilot study to be implemented as an effective treatment for adolescents with OW/OB into
the Spanish Health Care Service.|
|Description:||11 pages, 4 tables, 2 figures.-- Other authors: EVASYON Study Group.|
|Publisher version (URL):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-9-414|
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