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Handbook of Pediatric Obesity
Clinical Management
edited by Melinda S. Sothern

Handbook of Pediatric Obesity: Clinical Management is a compilation of management, medical, nutrition, psychological, and physical activity facts, models, theories, interventions, and evaluation techniques.


  • Details pediatric obesity clinical management strategies, challenges, business plans, and evaluation methods
  • Covers the medical aspects of treatment, complications and comorbidities, and the physician's role in the treatment
  • Explores psychosocial, behavioral, nutritional, and physical considerations and how each affects the treatment process
  • Presents a comprehensive survey of medical, nutrition, behavioral, and exercise evaluation methods and techniques
  • Includes coverage of nutritional intervention, behavioral counseling, and methods to increase physical activity
  • Examines the role of pharmacology and includes an overview of surgery options for significantly obese adolescents
  • Discusses specific techniques for interdisciplinary, interactive group instruction for obese children, teens, and their families


Clinical Management

  • The Business of Weight Management
  • The Planning Process
  • Designing Health Promotion Interventions
  • Implementing a Health Promotion Program
  • Evaluating a Health Promotion Program

Medical Aspects of Treatment

  • Medical Complications and Comorbidities of Pediatric Obesity
  • Genetic Syndromes Associated with Childhood Obesity
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Complications
  • Insulin Resistance Syndromes
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Pulmonary Complications of Obesity
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic

Medical Aspects of Treatment: The Role of the Physician

  • Role of the Primary Care Practitioners
  • The Role of the Physician in the Treatment of Overweight Youth

Phychological and Physical Considerations

  • Psychosocial Considerations during Treatment
  • Underlying/Comorbid Psychopathology
  • Family Psychosocial Issues
  • Psychosocial Consequences
  • Psychosocial Tools

Weaknesses and Strengths in the Response of the Obese Child to Exercise

  • Responses of the Obese Child to Exercise
  • Implications of Exercise Prescription

Clinical Evaluation: Diagnosis, Medical Testing, and Follow-up

  • Prevalence
  • Causes/Risk Factors
  • Comorbidities
  • Treatment Approaches
  • Diagnosis
  • Referrals
  • Education
  • Follow-Up

Nutritional Assessment of the At-Risk for Overweight and Overweight Child and Adolescent

  • Home Environment Assessment
  • School Environment Assessment.
  • Community Environment Assessment
  • Physical Activity Assessment
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Dietary Intake Assessment
  • Physical and Laboratory Assessments
  • Nutritional Care Plan and Case Management

Behavioral and Psychosocial Assessment Tools

  • Behavioral Assessments
  • Psychosocial Assessments
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Measures of Eating Disorders
  • Family Measures

Exercise Testing

  • Physiological Considerations
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Autonomic Function
  • Blood Pressure
  • Ventilatory Anaerobic Threshold
  • Running/Walking Economy

Pediatric Obesity Dietary Approaches in Clinical Settings: A Survey of the Options and Recommendations

  • VLCDs in the Clinical Setting

Nutrition Education

  • Nutrition Education and Individual Counseling
  • Nutrition Education and Group Counseling
  • Nutrition Education in Multidisciplinary Settings
  • Nutrition Education and Alternative Dietary Approaches
  • A Sample Nutrition Education Curriculum in the Clinical Setting

Behavioral Counseling: Family-Based Behavioral Counseling in Clinical Settings

  • Behavioral Treatment Techniques
  • Overview of Family-Based Studies
  • Parent Training or Modeling Interventions
  • Individual Treatment Approaches

Increasing Physical Activity in Overweight Youth in Clinical Settings

  • Motivational Theories and Models
  • Motivational Techniques to Increase Physical Activity

Exercise and Physical Activity: Exercise Training Programs and Metabolic Health

  • Components of Metabolic Health in the Pediatric Obesity/Exercise Literature
  • Effects of Exercise on Components of Metabolic Health
  • Summary of Components of Successful Exercise Programs

Internet-Based Treatment for Pediatric Obesity

  • Utilization of the Internet for Weight Management
  • HIPTeens

Pharmacologic Treatment of Adolescent Obesity

  • Pharmacological Agents for the Treatment of Obesity
  • Use of Orlistat with Adolescents and Children
  • Use of Sibutramine with Adolescents
  • Metformin
  • Clinical Implications and Conclusions

Surgical Management of Pediatric Obesity

  • Primary Care Provider Considerations before Referral of Surgical Candidates
  • Comprehensive Team Assessment of the Patient Referred for Bariatric Surgery
  • Postoperative Management
  • Final Words of Caution

Interdisciplinary, Interactive Group Instruction: Orientation, Evaluation and Monitoring Progress

  • Orientation
  • Evaluation
  • Monitoring Progress

Interdisciplinary, Interactive, Group Instruction

  • Behavioral Therapy: Group Counseling Sessions, Follow-Up, and Relapse Prevention
  • Setting Limits
  • Self Monitoring of Food and Activity
  • Cue Elimination
  • Stimulus Control
  • Goal Setting; Short-Term, Long-Term, and Weekly
  • Goal Assessment
  • Behavioral Substitution or Replacement
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Applied Activities and Experiences
  • Family Physical Activity and Fitness Education Sessions
  • Pediatric Obesity and Exercise Performance
  • Exercise Instruction in Interactive, Interdisciplinary Clinical Settings


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Handbook of Pediatric Obesity
Clinical Management
edited by Melinda S. Sothern

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