This presentation identifies factors that are currently influencing the immediate and long term effects of childhood obesity, including: use of media and psychosocial impacts of the disease, as well as those factors that can intervene or prevent the epidemic such as parental involvement and healthy living programs. Evidence based research was conducted by critically appraising Level I, Level II and Level III research studies. Evidence-based studies were then broken down into Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) that were selected based on the best available evidence for CAPs supporting the role that occupational therapists could play when working with this population- thus expanding this arena for practice. This presentation also provides ideas and evidence of how occupational therapists can be a part of implementing prevention in conjunction with intervention strategies to help decrease and prevent this national issue of concern.
|Presenter:||Melissa Schlegel (Keuka College) -- Mschlege@keuka.edu
|Topic:||Chiropractics/Occupational Therapy - Panel|
|Time:||11 am (Session II)|