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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Assessment of diet, physical activity and biological, social and environmental factors in a multi-centre European project on diet- and lifestyle-related disorders in children (IDEFICS)

Anno di pubblicazione: 2006

Autori: Bammann K, Peplies J, Sjöström M, Lissner L, De Henauw S, Galli C, Iacoviello L, Krogh V, Marild S, Pigeot I, Pitsiladis Y, Pohlabeln H, Reisch L, Siani A, Ahrens W on behalf of the IDEFICS Consortium

Affiliazioni autori: Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine (BIPS), University of Bremen,Bremen, Germany; M. Sjöström Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium University of Milan, Milan, Italy Centre for High Technology Research and Education in Biomedical Sciences, Catholic University, Campobasso, Italy National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy The Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark Unit of Epidemiology and Population Genetics, Institute of Food Science and Technology, National Research Council, Avellino, Italy

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Abstract Obesity is a major public health problem in developed countries. We present a European project, called Identification and Prevention of Dietary and Lifestyleinduced Health Effects in Children and Infants (IDEFICS), that focuses on diet- and lifestyle-related diseases in children. This paper outlines methodological aspects and means of quality control in IDEFICS. IDEFICS will use a multicentre survey design of a population-based cohort of about 17,000 2- to 10-year-old children in nine European countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden). The project will investigate the impact of dietary factors such as food intake and food preferences, lifestyle factors such as physical activity, psychosocial factors and genetic factors on the development of obesity and other selected diet- and lifestyle-related disorders. An intervention study will be set up in pre-school and primary school settings in eight of the survey centres. Standardised survey instruments will be designed during the first phase of the project and applied in the surveys by all centres. Standard operation procedures (SOPs) will be developed, as well as a plan for training the personnel involved in the surveys. These activities will be accompanied by a quality control strategy that will encompass the evaluation of process and result quality throughout the project. IDEFICS will develop comparable Europe-wide health indicators and instruments for data collection among young children. Establishment of a new European cohort within IDEFICS will provide a unique opportunity to document the development of the obesity epidemic in the current generation of young Europeans and investigate the impact of primary prevention in European children populations.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 279

Pagine a: 289


journal of public health springer
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Numero volume: 14

DOI: 10.1007/s10389-006-0058-0

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Parole chiave:

  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • Children's health
  • Europe
  • Methods

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