Weight Control in Adolescents

Chae, S-M. et al. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: December 18 2016



  • Adolescents and teachers perceived that meaning of weight control in adolescents was overly weighted toward management of one’s appearance.
  • They showed permissive attitudes about increasing weight during adolescence as long as adolescents studied hard.
  • They suggested a school-based weight control program encouraging participation of every student to avoid discrimination against overweight or obesity.
  • Teacher involvement was emphasized to promote participation of adolescents in a weight control program.

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