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Prise en charge de l'obésité pédiatrique par un réseau de soins, l'AVPN : bilan à 6 ans

Abstract : The widespread outbreak of overweight and obese children in France embodies a major issue as far as public health is concerned. The BMI (Body Mass Index) has succeeded in defining overweight and obesity and in establishing BMI curves which are significant when monitoring overweight children. National dietary recommandations have been developped (PNNS) so as to tackle more efficiently the issue of obesity among children. On a more local level, caring structures aimed at obese children have been developped. The AVPN (Association Vosgienne de Promotion de la Nutrition) created in Epinal in 2004, provides various types of care which are administred by a general practitionner and which are free of charge for the child and his family. The overweight or obese child is taken care of in thisstructure for 2 years. Over that period, the child receives medical care, as well as dietary counselling and exercise programs are established, and when needed, psychological support is provided. A study of the first 6 years of practice of the AVPN has been carried out from a sample of 181 children. Results are satifactory since the BMI z-score of these children has decreased or has become stable during the period of care for 90% of them. Even though some aspects of their organisation still need improving, such care networks seem to help fighting against child obesity with great efficiency.
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Cécile Filippi. Prise en charge de l'obésité pédiatrique par un réseau de soins, l'AVPN : bilan à 6 ans. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2010. ⟨hal-01733687⟩



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