Kaakinen, P., Kyngäs, H., & Kääriäinen, M. (2017). Technology-based counseling in the management of weight and lifestyles of obese or overweight children and adolescents: A descriptive systematic literature review. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 43(2), 126–141. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538157.2017.1353997
Technology-based counselling in the management of weight and lifestyles of obese or overweight children and adolescents : a descriptive systematic literature review
|Author:||Kaakinen, Pirjo1,2; Kyngäs, Helvi1; Kääriäinen, Maria1|
1Faculty of Medicine, Research unit of Nursing Science and Health management, Oulu, Finland
2Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019062021427
|Publish Date:|| 2019-06-20
Background:The number of overweight and obese children and adolescents has increased worldwide. Obese children and adolescents need counseling interventions, including technology-based methods, to help them manage their weight by changing their lifestyles.
Objective:To describe technology-based counseling interventions in supporting obese or overweight children and adolescents to change their weight/lifestyle.
Design:Descriptive systematic literature review. Methods: A literature search was conducted using Cinahl, Medline, PsycINFO, and Medic databases in September 2010 and updated in January 2015. Predefined inclusion criteria were used for the search. After a quality assessment, 28 studies were included in the data extraction.
Results:No statistically significant difference in BMI was detected between the intervention and control groups. However, in some studies, it was found that BMI decreases and there were statistically significant differences in fruit and vegetable consumption. In two studies, differences in physical activity were detected between the intervention and control groups, but in eight studies, the difference was not significant. Goal setting and feedback on progress support physical activity and changes in diet.
Conclusions:This study identifies available technology interventions for obese or overweight children and adolescents. It seems that using technology-based counseling intervention may encourage obese and overweight children and adolescents to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
Informatics for health and social care
|Pages:||126 - 141|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
© 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Informatics for Health and Social Care on Volume 43 2018 issue 2, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17538157.2017.1353997.