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Randomised controlled trial of primary school based intervention to reduce risk factors for obesity
Although it was successful in producing changes at school level, the programme had little effect on children's behaviour other than a modest increase in consumption of vegetables, which raises issues regarding the problems inherent in such trials.
Exploratory randomised controlled trial of a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention for women
The intervention was successful at bringing about change in weight loss and reductions in BMI were mediated primarily by reductions in binge eating.
Self-esteem and quality of life in obese children and adolescents: a systematic review.
Child-completed and parent-proxy assessments were consistent in showing significant reductions in global self-esteem and quality of life in obese youth, and physical competence, appearance and social functioning were affected.
Evaluation of implementation and effect of primary school based intervention to reduce risk factors for obesity
The programme was successful in producing school level changes to tackle risk factors for obesity and high levels of participation indicated support from schools, staff, parents, and pupils.
A weight on children's minds: body shape dissatisfactions at 9-years old.
Self-perception and body shape satisfaction of 9-year old girls and boys in different weight categories showed a desire for thinness and associated dieting motivation was apparent in some children in all weight categories, more characteristic of girls than boys.
Obesity and Risk of Low Self-esteem: A Statewide Survey of Australian Children
Obese children are at particular risk of low perceived competence in sports, physical appearance, and peer engagement, and not all obese children are affected, although the reasons for their resilience are unclear.
The feasibility and effectiveness of a web-based personalised feedback and social norms alcohol intervention in UK university students: a randomised control trial.
Delivering an electronic personalised feedback intervention to students via the World Wide Web is a feasible and potentially effective method of reducing student alcohol intake.
Changes in undergraduate student alcohol consumption as they progress through university
The current findings suggest that student alcohol consumption declines over their undergraduate studies; however weekly levels of consumption at Year 3 remain high for a substantial number of students.
Fat, friendless and unhealthy: 9-year old children's perception of body shape stereotypes.
  • A. Hill, E. Silver
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International journal of obesity and related…
  • 1 June 1995
Pre-adolescent children's perception of thinness and overweight echo the prejudices against overweight voiced by society and health promotion at all ages will require a more considered presentation of the health implications of overweight.
The effectiveness of web-based interventions designed to decrease alcohol consumption--a systematic review.
The current review provides inconsistent evidence on the effectiveness of eIectronic screening and brief intervention for alcohol use and process research suggests that web-based interventions are generally well received.