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Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:546262. doi: 10.1155/2014/546262. Epub 2014 Aug 4.

Description of the EUROBIS program: a combination of an Epode community-based and a clinical care intervention to improve the lifestyles of children and adolescents with overweight or obesity.

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1
Healthy Lifestyle Institute, Centro Universitario Ricerca Interdipartimentale Attività Motoria (C.U.R.I.A.MO.), University of Perugia, Via Giuseppe Bambagioni 19, 06126 Perugia, Italy.
2
Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Specialty School of Psychiatry, University of Perugia, Piazzale Gambuli, 1-06132 Perugia, Italy.
3
Department of Health Prevention, Umbria Region, Via M. Angeloni, 61-06124 Perugia, Italy.
4
Department of Medicine, Pediatric Clinic, University of Perugia, Piazzale Menghini, 1-0612 Perugia, Italy.

Abstract

The present paper describes the Epode Umbria Region Obesity Prevention Study (EUROBIS) and aims to implement the C.U.R.I.A.MO. model through the EPODE methodology. The main goal of the EUROBIS is to change the pendency of slope of the actual trend towards the increase in the yearly rates of childhood overweight and obesity in Umbria and to improve healthy lifestyles of children and their parents. The project is the first EPODE program to be performed in Italy. The aims of the Italian EUROBIS study are: (1) a community-based intervention program (CBP) carrying out activities in all primary schools of the Umbria Region and family settings as first step, to reverse the current obesity trend on a long-term basis, and (2) a clinical care program for childhood and adolescent by C.U.R.I.A.MO. model. C.U.R.I.A.MO. model is a multidisciplinary approach to improve three key aspects of healthy lifestyles: nutrition, exercise, and psychological aspects with the strategy of a family-based approach. The community-based intervention and clinical trial provide an innovative valuable model to address the childhood obesity prevention and treatment in Italy.

PMID:
25162015
PMCID:
PMC4137627
DOI:
10.1155/2014/546262
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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