What we do
About our project
Children with overweight and obesity have a high risk of developing diseases. We want to gain more insight in health related problems of children with overweight in primary care.
Design: prospective cohort study
Population: 733 children (2 - 18 years of age); 18% overweight, 82% non-overweight.
Procedure: Children consulting the GP were included and anthropometry was measured. Number of consultations and accompanying diagnoses during the 2 year follow-up were registered. Children and parents filled out questionnaires including demographics, complaints, quality of life and physical activity and dietary behaviour at baseline, 6, 12 and 24 months. Additionally, children kept a physical activity diary during the baseline week, which was validated in a subsample with an activity monitor.
Our research focus
- Determinants of persistent overweight in children in primary care
- Policy of the GP in children with overweight / obesity?
- Quality of life
- Determinants of drop-out from a multidisciplinary intervention program
H. Hassan (PhD student), firstname.lastname@example.org
M. van Middelkoop (co-promotor), email@example.com
B.W. Koes (Promotor), firstname.lastname@example.org
P.J.E. Bindels (Promotor), email@example.com
Contact address for the project: firstname.lastname@example.org.