Effect of stimulated exposure and behavior on obesity in school-age girls


Tahereh Sadeghi 1 , * , Mohammadali Hosseini 2 , Mehdi Rahgozar 3 , Zahra Kashaninia 2

1 Instructor Department of Nursing, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

2 Instructor Department of Nursing, University of Science Welfare and Rehabition, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor Department of Statistics, University of Science Welfare and Rehabition, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Sadeghi T, Hosseini M, Rahgozar M, Kashaninia Z. Effect of stimulated exposure and behavior on obesity in school-age girls, Hormozgan Med J. 2009 ; 13(2):e88649.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 13 (2); e88649
Published Online: February 15, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 11, 2007
Accepted: February 15, 2009


Introduction: There is a significant relationship between childhood and adult obesity.
It is well known that physical behaviors and environmental stimuli are essential
determinants on the childhood obesity; we thus aimed to investigate the role of training
on controlling those determinates on obesity of female students.
Methods: The research is a quasi-experimental included 97 healthy school age girls
with BMI>85% in Shahriar city. They were randomly divided into 2 groups: 50
children as controls and 47 in experimental group. BMI measurements were done on
the children at the end of months. Parents completed questionnaire. Data were analyzed
using SPSS software.
Results: There was a significant difference between the experimental and control
groups with respect to the students BMI (P<0.001). No significant differences were
found between the two groups with respect to activity behavior in childhood.
Significant difference was found between the two groups over the stimulated
exposure (P<0.01).
Conclusion: Our findings support that stimulated exposure and acceleration of
activity behavior could be used as effective strategy in treatment of obese children.



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