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Impact of social due to the COVID-19 pandemic int the behavioral habits of food, screen time and practices of physical activity in children with overweight and obesity

Grant number: 21/01073-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2021
Effective date (End): June 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Preventive Medicine
Principal Investigator:Silvia Helena de Carvalho Sales Peres
Grantee:Manuella Silva Paschoa
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


The aim of this study will be to assess the impact of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral eating habits, screen time and physical activity practices in overweight and obese children. The sample will be constructed by 90 children, between 7 and 12 years old, who will be divided into obese GO (n = 30), overweight GSP (n = 30) and GN children with normal weight (n = 30 Data collection will be carried out, involving the following items: a) Anthropometric data; b) The child's perception of his behavioral habits; c) The guardian's perception of the child's behavioral habits; d) Quality of life assessment. The analysis will be carried out respectively through pediatric growth curves (WHO, 2007), interview with the child, interview with the guardian and and Pediatric Quality of life Interventory version 4.0 (PedsQLTM) (SOUZA et al, 2014).. After collecting these data, the impacts of social isolation on obesity and child overweight will be analyzed. With this data, it is expected to contribute to the development of prevention strategies for obesity and overweight, considering the implications that the pandemic of COVID-19 brought to the daily lives of children. (AU)

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