If you’re looking for updates on our Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children (Team ABC3), then you’ve come to the right place!
As most of you already know, our team, which includes ~50 researchers, collaborators, and policy-makers from across the country, were successful in receiving funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in a funding competition designed to support research in bariatric care for severe obesity (SO).
We are eager to begin our series of studies which will be conducted over the next five years. The breadth of this research will cover two broad themes — understanding and managing SO.
- Determine how common SO is,
- Assess whether SO increases health care use,
- Examine health risks in children with SO,
- Explore treatment preferences and experiences in children with SO and a disability and their parents, and
- Study factors that predict managing SO.
- Evaluate whether adding a health coach improves children’s ability to adhere to a web-based weight management program and
- Test the feasibility and effect of a community-based weight management program for children with SO and their parents that combines group sessions and home visits.
Be sure to follow Team ABC3 as we undertake this project to help provide the best possible care for children with SO and their families! This blog will keep all of our colleagues, collaborators, and friends in the know, however, please feel free to share this to others who are interested to learn more about Team ABC3 and our progress!