Intervention Program for Obese School Children

Jacqueline Blank Sherman, Mary A. Alexander, Diana Gomez, Miyong Kim, Phelelo Marole

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The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a program for obese school children. A pretest-posttest design was utilized. Data was collected related to weight status, skinfold measurements, self-esteem, and nutritional knowledge. A convenience sample of 26 children, in the fourth to sixth grades, completed this 9-week program. The results indicate that self-esteem increased significantly (P <.001) between the pretest and posttest interval. Weight status and nutritional knowledge showed no improvement. Exercise was difficult to assess on self-report, therefore no conclusions were drawn in relation to this variable. Future research will be directed toward refining this intervention program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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