Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1983-1447
LUNA, Izaildo Tavares et al. Juvenile obesity from a health promotion focus: integrative review. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.32, n.2, pp. 394-401. ISSN 1983-1447. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-14472011000200025.
An integrative review was carried out to summarize Nursing research contributions on juvenile obesity from a health promotion focus. Through a bibliographic survey, 20 articles were identified, based on the following criteria: date, language and the descriptors Nursing, adolescent, obesity and health promotion. The Pediatric Nursing Journal published seven papers (35%). Indexed papers were published in the last ten years in Portuguese and English. The results evidenced scientific knowledge construction in Nursing to develop health promotion strategies in cases of juvenile obesity, thus contributing to the development of the profession. Visualizing the cumulative risk of juvenile obesity to turn subjects into obese adults is a precious data with a view to nursing action planning for this population and the achievement of effective results.
Keywords : Adolescent; Obesity; Health promotion.