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PURPOSE To conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials examining the efficacy of comprehensive behavioral family lifestyle interventions (CBFLI) for pediatric obesity.  METHOD Common research databases were searched for articles through April 1, 2013. 20 different studies (42 effect sizes and 1,671 participants) met inclusion criteria. Risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the interaction between parental limit setting of sedentary behaviors and health factors (weight status, physical activity [PA], fruit and vegetable [FV] intake) on standardized body mass index (zBMI) in African American adolescents. METHODS Data were from 67 parent-adolescent dyads. Parental limit setting, PA and FV intake(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined parenting variables (communication, monitoring) as moderators of a family-based intervention for reducing sedentary behavior (SB) in African American adolescents. As a secondary aim, a similar model was tested using adolescent weight status as the outcome. METHODS African American adolescents (n = 73; 12.45 ± 1.45 years; 60%(More)
BACKGROUND The current study examined parental factors related to risk of adolescent obesity within the context of a family systems framework. METHODS Seventy predominantly African American, low-income caregiver-adolescent dyads participated in the study. Validated measures of parental perceived child risk for development of type 2 diabetes mellitus,(More)
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