Reasons for (Non)Participating in a Telephone-Based Intervention Program for Families with Overweight Children

@inproceedings{Alff2012ReasonsF,
  title={Reasons for (Non)Participating in a Telephone-Based Intervention Program for Families with Overweight Children},
  author={Franziska Alff and Jana Markert and Silke Zschaler and Ruth Gausche and Wieland Kiess and Susann Bl{\"u}her},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE Willingness to participate in obesity prevention programs is low; underlying reasons are poorly understood. We evaluated reasons for (non)participating in a novel telephone-based obesity prevention program for overweight children and their families. METHOD Overweight children and adolescents (BMI>90(th) percentile) aged 3.5-17.4 years were screened via the CrescNet database, a representative cohort of German children, and program participation (repetitive computer aided telephone… CONTINUE READING

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