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Involvement of Fathers in Pediatric Obesity Treatment and Prevention Trials: A Systematic Review

Overview of attention for article published in Pediatrics, January 2017
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Title
Involvement of Fathers in Pediatric Obesity Treatment and Prevention Trials: A Systematic Review
Published in
Pediatrics, January 2017
DOI 10.1542/peds.2016-2635
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Authors

Philip J. Morgan, Myles D. Young, Adam B. Lloyd, Monica L. Wang, Narelle Eather, Andrew Miller, Elaine M. Murtagh, Alyce T. Barnes, Sherry L. Pagoto

Abstract

Despite their important influence on child health, it is assumed that fathers are less likely than mothers to participate in pediatric obesity treatment and prevention research. This review investigated the involvement of fathers in obesity treatment and prevention programs targeting children and adolescents (0-18 years). A systematic review of English, peer-reviewed articles across 7 databases. Retrieved records included at least 1 search term from 2 groups: "participants" (eg, child*, parent*) and "outcomes": (eg, obes*, diet*). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing behavioral interventions to prevent or treat obesity in pediatric samples were eligible. Parents must have "actively participated" in the study. Two authors independently extracted data using a predefined template. The search retrieved 213 eligible RCTs. Of the RCTs that limited participation to 1 parent only (n = 80), fathers represented only 6% of parents. In RCTs in which participation was open to both parents (n = 133), 92% did not report objective data on father involvement. No study characteristics moderated the level of father involvement, with fathers underrepresented across all study types. Only 4 studies (2%) suggested that a lack of fathers was a possible limitation. Two studies (1%) reported explicit attempts to increase father involvement. The review was limited to RCTs published in English peer-reviewed journals over a 10-year period. Existing pediatric obesity treatment or prevention programs with parent involvement have not engaged fathers. Innovative strategies are needed to make participation more accessible and engaging for fathers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 105 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 26 25%
Student > Master 20 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Unspecified 9 9%
Other 23 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 34 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 14%
Social Sciences 9 9%
Psychology 9 9%
Other 15 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 147. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 June 2019.
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#94,942
of 13,261,910 outputs
Outputs from Pediatrics
#686
of 12,465 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,628
of 344,820 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pediatrics
#38
of 199 outputs
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