Kamp K'aana, a 2-week residential weight management summer camp, shows long-term improvement in body mass index z scores

Alicia Elena Farhat, Shreela Sharma, Stephanie H. Abrams, William W. Wong, Sarah E. Barlow

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Abstract

Long-term effects of Kamp K'aana, a 2-week residential weight management camp, on body mass index (BMI) measures were evaluated on 71 of 108 (66%) obese youth 10 to 14 years of age. Measures were obtained at 11-month study follow-up (n=38) or extracted from medical record (n=33). Compared with baseline, BMI increased (P<0.001), but both BMI percentile and BMI z score decreased (98.7±1.0 to 97.3±6.7 and 2.34±0.30 to 2.23±0.34, P<0.001). A decrease in BMI z score of ≥0.2 units was seen in 27% of the participants (P<0.001). The short program has sustained effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-494
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Childhood obesity
  • Long-term outcome
  • Obesity treatment
  • Residential camp
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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