Time, monetary and other costs of participation in family-based child weight management interventions: qualitative and systematic review evidence

Arai, L., Panca, M., Morris, S., Curtis-Tyler, K., Lucas, P.J. & Roberts, H.M. (2015). Time, monetary and other costs of participation in family-based child weight management interventions: qualitative and systematic review evidence. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0123782 -e0123782. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123782

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Abstract

Childhood overweight and obesity have health and economic impacts on individuals and the wider society. Families participating in weight management programmes may foresee or experience monetary and other costs which deter them from signing up to or completing programmes. This is recognised in the health economics literature, though within this sparse body of work, costs to families are often narrowly defined and not fully accounted for. A societal perspective incorporating a broader array of costs may provide a more accurate picture. This paper brings together a review of the health economics literature on the costs to families attending child weight management programmes with qualitative data from families participating in a programme to manage child overweight and obesity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8676

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