New Directions in Behavioral Intervention Development for Pediatric Obesity, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323446266, 9780323446273

New Directions in Behavioral Intervention Development for Pediatric Obesity, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 63-3

1st Edition

Authors: Sylvie Naar-King
eBook ISBN: 9780323446273
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323446266
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th June 2016

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Table of Contents

  1. Foreword: New Directions in Behavioral Intervention Development for Pediatric Obesity
    2. Preface: From Bench to Bedside: T1 Translation of Basic Behavioral Science into Novel Pediatric Obesity Interventions
    3. Errata
    4. National Institutes of Health Update: Translating Basic Behavioral Science into New Pediatric Obesity Interventions
    5. From Bench to Bedside: Understanding Stress-Obesity Research Within the Context of Translation to Improve Pediatric Behavioral Weight Management
    6. Behavioral Economic Factors Related to Pediatric Obesity
    7. Neurocognitive Processes and Pediatric Obesity Interventions: Review of Current Literature and Suggested Future Directions
    8. Physical Activity Interventions for Neurocognitive and Academic Performance in Overweight and Obese Youth: A Systematic Review
    9. Treating Obesity in Preschoolers: A Review and Recommendations for Addressing Critical Gaps
    10. Development of a Behavioral Sleep Intervention as a Novel Approach for Pediatric Obesity in School-aged Children
    11. Effective Patient–Provider Communication in Pediatric Obesity
    12. Advances in Motivational Interviewing for Pediatric Obesity: Results of the Brief Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Body Mass Index Trial and Future Directions
    13. Index


Almost one out of every three US children is overweight or obese, with minority youth at highest risk. There are limited efficacious pediatric obesity interventions available for clinicians, and successful weight loss trials for minority youth are rare. Even fewer interventions have been shown to significantly improve clinical health outcomes such as adiposity, blood pressure, and cholesterol level, and maintenance of behavior change over the long-term remains a challenge Translation I research in which "bench" findings are applied to the "bedside" is uncommon in the behavioral arena. Thus, advances in our understanding of fundamental human processes such as motivation, emotion, cognition, self-regulation, decision-making, stress, and social networks are not being optimally applied to our most pressing behavioral health problems. This issue of Pediatric Clinics will focus on promising behavioral treatments "in the pipeline" that have been translated from basic behavioral science and are the process of refinement and proof of concept testing.


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About the Authors

Sylvie Naar-King Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Division of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State School of Medicine, Integrative Biosciences Center, Detroit, Michigan