Psychological evaluation of obese children in a multiprofessional program

Luceli Kelly de Oliveira Cardoso Ana Maria Pimenta Carvalho About the authors

This study aimed to describe and analyze the psychological evaluation results of children who attended a Multiprofessional Obesity Care Program offered by the University of São Paulo in 2001 and 2002, at the beginning and the end of the assistance proposed by the program, as well as to analyze these children's initial and final weight, height and BMI. The subjects were 19 children aged 10 to 12, with a BMI percentile of 95 or higher, who took part in the program. Most children in this study scored within the average range regarding their psychological functioning aspects, which did not change significantly after the program.

Obesity; Child; Psychology

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