Diet, Physical Activity, Lifestyle Behaviors, and Prevalence of Childhood Obesity in Irish Children: The Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study Protocol
by Eimear Keane, Patricia M Kearney, Ivan J Perry, Gemma M Browne, Janas M Harrington
(Published on 19 Aug 2014)
Background: Childhood obesity is complex, and its aetiology is known to be multifaceted. The contribution of lifestyle behaviors, including poor diet and physical inactivity, to obesity remains unclear. Due to the current high prevalence, childhood obesity is an urgent public health priority requiring current and reliable data to further understand its aetiology. Objective: The objective of this study is to explore the individual, family, and environmental factors associated with childhood overweight and obesity, with a specific focus on diet and physical activity. A secondary objective of the study is to determine the average salt intake and distribution of blood pressure in Irish children. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of children 8-11 years old in primary schools in...
The Nurse-Based Age Independent Intervention to Limit Evolution of Disease After Acute Coronary Syndrome (NAILED ACS) Risk Factor Trial: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
by Thomas Mooe, Fredrik Björklund, Anna Graipe, Daniel Huber, Stina Jakobsson, Ulf Kajermo, Anna Strömvall, Anders Ulvenstam
(Published on 15 Aug 2014)
Background: Secondary prevention after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is essential to reduce morbidity and mortality, but related studies have been fairly small or performed as clinical trials with non-representative patient selection. Long-term follow-up data are also minimal. A nurse-led follow-up for risk factor improvement may be effective, but the evidence is limited. Objective: The aims of this study are to perform an adequately sized, nurse-led, long-term secondary preventive follow-up with inclusion of an unselected population of ACS patients. The focus will be on lipid and blood pressure control as well as tobacco use and physical activity. Methods: The study will consist of a randomized, controlled, long-term, population-based trial with two parallel groups. Patients will be...
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