Behavioural approaches to treating overweight and obesity in adolescents
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Behavioural approaches to treating overweight and obesity in adolescents

Abdullah Alkhawaldeh Assistant professor, Jerash University, Jerash, Jordan
Moawiah Khatatbeh Assistant professor of public health, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
Mohammed ALBashtawy Dean/associate professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
Khetam Al-Awamreh Assistant professor, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
Mohammad Al Qadire Associate professor, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
Omar ALOmari Associate professor, Jerash University, Jerash, Jordan
Barakat Khasawneh Doctor of paediatric stomatology, Princess Basma Hospital, Irbid, Jordan
Bayan ALBashtawy Medical student, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
Sa’d ALBashtawy Medical student, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
Hind Alshakh Clinical instructor, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan

Being overweight and obese in adolescence are significant global public health issues which threaten the viability of basic healthcare delivery in many countries. The number of affected adolescents is growing at an alarming rate. Behavioural treatment, which refers to a set of principles and techniques designed to help people reverse maladaptive eating and activity habits, has become a crucial part of most programmes designed to address overweight and obesity. This article outlines three steps involved in the behavioural treatment of overweight and obesity in adolescents: antecedents, eating behaviour and the consequences of eating behaviour. Regular and consistent daily recording of food intake and the individual’s activities are foundations of behavioural management, and should form part of the nursing care plan.

Nursing Children and Young People. 29, 9,44-46. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2017.e918

Correspondence

mohammadbash@aabu.edu.jo

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Received: 06 March 2017

Accepted: 22 June 2017

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