Lifestyle intervention among overweight and obese schoolchildren: A pre post quasi experimental study with control group in Sousse, Tunisia (ST12-044)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Sousse, Tunisia
    Topic :
    Lifestyle interventions
    Duration :
    September 1, 2012 - September 1, 2014
    Main Institution :
    Hopital Universitaire Farhat Hached, Sousse (Tunisia)
    Other institution :
    Principal investigator :
    Hassen Ghannem
    Other investigator :
    Jihene Maatoug; Imed Harrabi; Slim Slama; Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
    Amount allocated :
    USD 64,925
    Objectives :
    Tunisia is facing an epidemiological transition and the prevalence of diabetes is dramatically increasing. This epidemic is developing in association with obesity, which represents an important risk factor of type 2 diabetes. Indeed, childhood obesity constitutes now a major public health challenge in Tunisia and worldwide. Therefore, we propose to implement and evaluate a school-based intervention to manage overweight and obesity among school adolescents in the region of Sousse, Tunisia. This will be a one-year behavioral intervention that will include nutritional, physical activity and psychological components.


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