Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan / Edition 1

Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan / Edition 1

by Larry James, John C. Linton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387783040

ISBN-13: 9780387783048

Pub. Date: 10/21/2008

Publisher: Springer New York

A clinical handbook that pays equal respect to the child, adult, and geriatric populations Each of the three major sections has a chapter devoted to cross-cultural issues A chapter devoted to treatment resources (websites, self-help materials, suggested readings) is included Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan Edited by Larry C. James, Tripler Army

Overview

A clinical handbook that pays equal respect to the child, adult, and geriatric populations Each of the three major sections has a chapter devoted to cross-cultural issues A chapter devoted to treatment resources (websites, self-help materials, suggested readings) is included Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan Edited by Larry C. James, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu John Linton, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Environmental, genetic, psychological, and societal factors interact to produce obesity, a chronic condition of epidemic proportions. The Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan guides professionals in meeting this complex challenge with a multidisciplinary palette of evidence-based interventions that can be tailored to men and women across the lifespan, regardless of background. This unique reference combines salient research data and hands-on clinical applications for use with overweight patients, from the very young to the very old, and includes a "treatment resources" section with extra materials to bolster therapy all geared toward respectful, encouraging treatment and lasting weight-loss results. Key features of the Handbook: Review of the obesity literature, both pediatric and adult. Exercise interventions for children and adults. Lifestyle interventions for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Weight-related cultural issues throughout the lifespan. Bariatric surgery: when is it indicated? How successful is it? The ten critical steps to healthy weight loss. Clinical resources, patient self-help materials, and useful websites. With excess weight contributing to some 300,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, the Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan will be welcomed and consulted frequently by clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, primary care providers, and nutritionists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387783048
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Child and Adolescent Obesity Applications.- Childhood Obesity Treatment Literature Review.- Practical Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Interventions.- Adolescent Obesity: Review of the Treatment Literature.- Adolescent Obesity.- Innovations in Preventing and Treating Obesity in Children and Adolescents: The Role of Physical Activity Interventions.- Treating Obesity in the Adult and Elderly Populations.- Why Do Some People Lose Weight and Keep It Off? Ten Common Steps for Successful Weight Loss Over the Lifespan.- Obesity and Older Adults: To Lose or Not to Lose???.- Low-Intensity Exercise as a Treatment Intervention in Obese Adults.- Bariatric Surgery.- Treatment Resources for Providers.- Books, NIH and Journal Helpful References.- Web-Based Resources.

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