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Child obesity is more common in low-income families. Early childhood is highly influenced by the family-based environment that mostly includes parents. This systematic review synthesized and examined the effects of family-based intervention for early childhood (two to five years) weight management among low-income families. Electronic databases (MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, EMBASE, Cochrane electronic databases, and Google scholar databases) and published literature were searched for empirical studies and seven articles were included based on inclusion criteria. For each study, quality assessment, data extraction, and synthesis were conducted as guidelines Cochrane and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. In four randomized controlled trials, two before and two after intervention studies, and one quasi-experimental study, 890 participants were included in the family-based child weight management intervention. There was significant reduction in early childhood weight in four studies. The evidence for revealing the effect of family-based intervention was insufficient and inconsistent. However, the findings suggest limitations of family-based children weight management intervention in low-income families and could contribute as an indicator for future effective intervention development.
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Name: Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community
The objective of the review was to synthesize the effectiveness and strategies used in family-based behavioral childhood obesity interventions in improving child weight-related outcomes.
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Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)
Action taken to reduce susceptibility or exposure to health problems and to detect and treat disease in early stages.
A rare autosomal recessive disorder of the urea cycle. It is caused by a deficiency of the hepatic enzyme ARGINASE. Arginine is elevated in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and periodic HYPERAMMONEMIA may occur. Disease onset is usually in infancy or early childhood. Clinical manifestations include seizures, microcephaly, progressive mental impairment, hypotonia, ataxia, spastic diplegia, and quadriparesis. (From Hum Genet 1993 Mar;91(1):1-5; Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p51)
A syndrome characterized by multiple system abnormalities including DWARFISM; PHOTOSENSITIVITY DISORDERS; PREMATURE AGING; and HEARING LOSS. It is caused by mutations of a number of autosomal recessive genes encoding proteins that involve transcriptional-coupled DNA REPAIR processes. Cockayne syndrome is classified by the severity and age of onset. Type I (classical; CSA) is early childhood onset in the second year of life; type II (congenital; CSB) is early onset at birth with severe symptoms; type III (xeroderma pigmentosum; XP) is late childhood onset with mild symptoms.
Mental disorders related to feeding and eating that are usually diagnosed in infancy or early childhood.
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