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Effect of Comprehensive Health Promotion Program on Quality of Life, Weight, and Physical Activity among Iranian Overweight School-age Girls

Saeedeh Jafarzadeh; Sima Mohammad Khan Kermanshahi; Ali Khani Jeihooni;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: International Journal of Pediatrics (issn: 2345-5047, eissn: 2345-5055, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Background Prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and its trend in recent years has taken a worrying figure. Overweight in childhood is the most important cause of adulthood obesity. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the effect ofcomprehensive health program on quality of life, weight and physical activity in Iranian overweight school-age girls. Materials and Methods In this quasi-experimental study, 80 overweight girls participated in a comprehensive health program for 12 weeks in 2014. The participants were randomly selected and were assigned to intervention (n=40), and control (n=40) groups. Quality of life, weight, and physical acti...
free text keywords: Body weight, Iran, Obesity, School age, Physical activity, Quality of life, Pediatrics, RJ1-570
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