Katrin Winkel

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Randomized controlled trials (RCT) have demonstrated the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in obese children. However, the effectiveness of interventions for overweight, but no obese children has not been demonstrated yet by RCTs. METHODS A total of 66 overweight (BMI>90th< or =97th percentile) children (mean age 11.5+/-1.6 years,(More)
AIMS Alcoholism is associated with cognitive deficits, which have been interpreted in terms of a specific vulnerability of the frontal lobes to the toxic effects of alcohol. While executive functions in alcoholism have been investigated extensively, only little work has been carried out on social cognition. The aim of the present study was to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND There is an ongoing debate concerning the relationship between disability and obesity in childhood and adolescence. METHODS The literature available in Medline was selectively searched for the terms: "(children /OR/ adolescents) /AND/ disability /AND/ (overweight /OR/ obesity)". This search was complemented by inspection of journals in the(More)
Interventions for obese preschool children are missing in Germany. However, an effective and long-lasting improvement of the health behaviour seems plausible especially in this age, since the health behaviour is impressed in this age span. Therefore, we developed the outpatient one-year lifestyle intervention "Obeldicks Mini" for obese children aged 4 to <8(More)
We report on the first months of recruitment for a study to evaluate outpatient training for moderately overweight youths. Various recruitment strategies were employed, including media exposure, paediatricians, school events, and the distribution of flyers. Roughly 6 160 overweight and 4 720 obese children and adolescents of the target age range were(More)
Die ambulanten Schulungen Obeldicks (für acht- bis16-jährige adipöse Kinder; Schulungsdauer ein Jahr), Obeldicks Light (für acht- bis 16-jährige übergewichtige Kinder; Schulungsdauer sechs Monate) und Obeldicks Mini (für vier- bis siebenjährige adipöse Kinder; Schulungsdauer ein Jahr) basieren auf einer Ernährungs-, Verhaltens- und Bewegungstherapie sowie(More)
CONTEXT Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is associated with cardiovascular risk factors (CRF). Lifestyle intervention is regarded as therapy of choice even if studies in adolescent girls with PCOS are scarce. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to analyze the impact of lifestyle intervention on menses irregularities, hyperandrogenemia, CRF, and intima-media(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was found to improve in participants of weight management interventions. However, information on moderately overweight youth as well as on maintaining HRQoL improvements following treatment is sparse. We studied the HRQoL of 74 overweight, but not obese participants (32.4% male, mean age = 11.61 ± 1.70 SD)(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Lifestyle interventions address primarily obese children, while interventions tailored to overweight but not obese children are scarce. The effectiveness of the lifestyle intervention "Obeldicks light" based on physical activity training, nutrition education, and behavior counseling for overweight children and their parents has been(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is reduced in obese children and adolescents, especially in clinical samples. However, little is known regarding the HRQoL of moderately overweight youth. Moreover, several studies have indicated perceived overweight as a critical factor associated with lower HRQoL. Our main objective was to compare HRQoL(More)