Systematic review of the use of data from national childhood obesity surveillance programmes in primary care: a conceptual synthesis

Henderson, E. J., Ells, L. J., Rubin, G. P. and Hunter, D. J (2015) Systematic review of the use of data from national childhood obesity surveillance programmes in primary care: a conceptual synthesis. Obesity Reviews, 16 (11). pp. 962-971. ISSN 1467-7881

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Abstract

This study reviewed the use in primary care of national surveillance data for children to determine the data's potential utility to inform policy and practice decisions on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity. We reviewed the 28 countries identified by the World Obesity Federation as having high-quality comparable body mass index data for children. Literature published from any period up to December 2013 was included. Peer review literature was searched using Web of Science (Core Collection, MEDLINE). Grey literature was searched using the Internet by country name, programme name and national health and government websites. We included studies that (i) use national surveillance obesity data in primary care, or (ii) explore practitioner or parent perspectives about the use of such data. The main uses of national surveillance data in primary care were to identify and recruit obese children and their parents to participate in school and general practice-based research and/or interventions, and to inform families of children's measurements. Findings indicate a need for school staff and practitioners to receive additional training and support to sensitively communicate with families. Translation of these findings into policy and practice could help to improve current uses of national child obesity surveillance data in primary care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, obesity, primary care, surveillance
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C100 Biology
L200 Politics
L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 08:29
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 08:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42343

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