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  1. Systems approach to childhood and adolescent obesity prevention and treatment in a managed care organization.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Conference "Childhood and Adolescent Obesity : Prevention and Treatment". Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1997/05.


    To outline an intervention approach to childhood and adolescent obesity prevention and treatment, that will systematically facilitate effective communication, provide long-term social support and access to resources, that may be accessed proactively or on demand.

    Furthermore, this approach operates in an environment that involves all critical parties : child/adolescent, family-unit, physician and allied health professionals.

    SYSTEMS THINKING APPROACH : The objective is to bring together all key stakeholders and consider the interrelationships among them as a common process.

    In a managed care setting, this may be accomplished by optimizing the contributions of care delivery, health promotion and information systems.


    A not-for-profit, community governed Managed Care Organization (MCO) in the Midwestern United States.

    Telephone-based, centralized services facilitate a process of access, communication, documentation and intervention implementation.

    CASE STUDIES : Two case studies are presented as examples of how access is obtained, the intervention is tailored to individual needs, communication is established, documentation is organized and long-term support is facilitated.


    A systems thinking approach to obesity prevention and treatment in youth has great potential. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Obésité, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Prévention, Traitement, Soin intégré, Approche système, Téléphone, Etude cas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etat nutritionnel, Trouble nutrition

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obesity, Child, Human, Adolescent, Prevention, Treatment, Managed care, System approach, Telephone, Case study, United States, North America, America, Nutritional status, Nutrition disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0258893

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.