All publications of “José Cazuza de Farias Júnior”

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Multidisciplinary intervention in obese adolescents: predictors of dropout

Yara Lucy Fidelix, José Cazuza de Farias Júnior, Mara Cristina Lofrano-Prado, Ricardo Luís Fernandes Guerra, Michelle Cardel, Wagner Luiz do Prado

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3339

ObjectiveTo identify biological and psychosocial factors associated with dropout in a multidisciplinary behavioral intervention in obese adolescents.MethodsA total of 183 adolescents (15.4±1.6 years), pubertal (Tanner stage 3 or 4) and obese (34.7±4.0kg/m2), were enrolled in a 12-week behavioral intervention, which included clinical consultations (monthly), nutritional and psychological counseling (once a week), and supervised aerobic training (three times/week). The studied variables were weight, height, body mass index, body composition (skinfold), cardiorespiratory fitness (direct gas analysis), blood lipids and self-reported symptoms of […]