Barriers and facilitators to initial and continued attendance at community-based lifestyle programmes among families of overweight and obese children: a systematic review

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dc.contributor.author Kelleher, Emily
dc.contributor.author Davoren, Martin P.
dc.contributor.author Harrington, Janas M.
dc.contributor.author Shiely, Frances
dc.contributor.author Perry, Ivan J.
dc.contributor.author McHugh, Sheena M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-09T12:23:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-09T12:23:34Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-10
dc.identifier.citation Kelleher, E., Davoren, M. P., Harrington, J. M., Shiely, F., Perry, I. J., and McHugh, S. M. (2016) ‘Barriers and facilitators to initial and continued attendance at community-based lifestyle programmes among families of overweight and obese children: a systematic review’, Obesity Reviews, 18(2), pp.183-194. doi: 10.1111/obr.12478 en
dc.identifier.volume 18 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 183 en
dc.identifier.endpage 194 en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-7881
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3449
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/obr.12478
dc.description.abstract The success of childhood weight management programmes relies on family engagement. While attendance offers many benefits including the support to make positive lifestyle changes, the majority of families referred to treatment decline. Moreover, for those who do attend, benefits are often compromised by high programme attrition. This systematic review investigated factors influencing attendance at community-based lifestyle programmes among families of over-weight or obese children. A narrative synthesis approach was used to allow for the inclusion of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method study designs. Thirteen studies met the inclusion criteria. Results suggest that parents provided the impetus for programme initiation, and this was driven largely by a concern for their child's psychological health and wellbeing. More often than not, children went along without any real reason or interest in attending. Over the course of the programme, however, children's positive social experiences such as having fun and making friends fostered the desire to continue. The stigma surrounding excess weight and the denial of the issue amongst some parents presented barriers to enrolment and warrant further study. This study provides practical recommendations to guide future policy makers, programme delivery teams and researchers in developing strategies to boost recruitment and minimise attrition. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board (SPHeRE/2013/1) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd. en
dc.rights © 2016, the Authors. Obesity Reviews published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of World Obesity Federation. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Attendance en
dc.subject Childhood en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.subject Review en
dc.subject Treatment en
dc.title Barriers and facilitators to initial and continued attendance at community-based lifestyle programmes among families of overweight and obese children: a systematic review en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Martin Davoren, Student Health Services, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: m.davoren@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-01-09T12:01:34Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 373109943
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Obesity Reviews en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.davoren@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress f.shiely@ucc.ie en


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© 2016, the Authors. Obesity Reviews published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of World Obesity Federation. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2016, the Authors. Obesity Reviews published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of World Obesity Federation. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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