Behavioural approaches to treating overweight and obesity in adolescents

Abdullah Alkhawaldeh, Moawiah Khatatbeh, Mohammed ALBashtawy, Khetam Al-Awamreh, Mohammad Al Qadire, Omar ALOmari, Barakat Khasawneh, Bayan ALBashtawy, Sa'd ALBashtawy, Hind Alshakh

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalNursing children and young people
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2017


  • adolescence
  • behavioural treatment
  • child health
  • obesity
  • overweight
  • public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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