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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Jun;63(3):511-23. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.02.007.

Development of a Behavioral Sleep Intervention as a Novel Approach for Pediatric Obesity in School-aged Children.

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1
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Obesity Research and Education, College of Public Health, Temple University, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA. Electronic address: chantelle.hart@temple.edu.
2
Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.
3
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, The Miriam Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 196 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA.

Abstract

Despite being the focus of widespread public health efforts, childhood obesity remains an epidemic worldwide. Given the now well-documented consequences of obesity for childhood health and psychosocial functioning, as well as associated morbidity in adulthood, identifying novel, modifiable behaviors that can be targeted to improve weight control is imperative. Enhancing children's sleep may show promise in assisting with weight regulation. The present paper describes the development of a brief behavioral sleep intervention for school-aged children, including preliminary findings of this work as well as areas for future study.

KEYWORDS:

Behavioral intervention; Obesity; Pediatrics; Sleep

PMID:
27261547
PMCID:
PMC4893806
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2016.02.007
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