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Long term effects of a health promotion intervention in low socioeconomic Arab- Israeli kindergartens

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, April 2013
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Title
Long term effects of a health promotion intervention in low socioeconomic Arab- Israeli kindergartens
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2431-13-45
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Authors

Dan Nemet, Dganit Geva, Michal Pantanowitz, Narmen Igbaria, Yoav Meckel, Alon Eliakim

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Obesity is the most common chronic pediatric disease in westernized, especially low socioeconomic societies. We previously demonstrated the beneficial effects of a randomized prospective school-based health education program for low socioeconomic status Arab-Israeli kindergarten children. METHODS: To examine whether the effects of our program on nutrition and physical activity knowledge and preferences, anthropometric measures, and fitness persisted one year after the end of intervention.We were able to perform the one year follow-up in 203 kindergarten children (59% of our 342 original cohort; 85 control, 118 intervention). RESULTS: At one year following the intervention BMI and BMI percentiles approached baseline level in both the intervention (16.4+/-0.2 kg/m2 and 61.5+/-2.4%, respectively) and control group participants (16.5+/-0.2 kg/m2 and 58.5+/-3.3%, respectively). Yet, a year after the end of the intervention, the decrease in BMI%ile from baseline was significantly greater in the intervention group (-7.8+/-1.5 vs. -1.9+/-1.9, p<0.012). Nutritional and physical activity knowledge and preferences, and physical fitness remained significantly elevated in the intervention compared to the control group participants. CONCLUSIONS: The beneficial effects of a kindergarten dietary-physical activity intervention applied by the kindergarten teachers, on nutrition and physical activity knowledge and preferences, fitness, and BMI percentile were evident one year after the end of intervention. This promising program may play a role in health promotion, prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Serbia 1 <1%
Unknown 142 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 28%
Student > Bachelor 18 12%
Researcher 15 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 9%
Student > Postgraduate 6 4%
Other 27 19%
Unknown 25 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 15%
Sports and Recreations 16 11%
Social Sciences 11 8%
Psychology 9 6%
Other 22 15%
Unknown 31 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 May 2013.
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#2,824,838
of 10,658,919 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pediatrics
#455
of 1,255 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,769
of 128,634 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pediatrics
#17
of 44 outputs
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