Journal of Obesity

Addressing Obesity in Special Populations


Publishing date
25 Apr 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Dec 2013

1Fordham University, Bronx, NY, USA

2University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK

3New York State Psychiatric Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY, USA


Addressing Obesity in Special Populations

Description

Despite research and intervention development to curb the alarming prevalence of obesity, little progress has been realized. There are many special populations who face significant medical and psychosocial challenges related to obesity but such groups are largely understudied. While some strategies for addressing obesity have demonstrated efficacy, the effectiveness of such approaches among many special populations is largely unknown as well as whether they are congruent with the needs of diverse clients. We aim to disseminate work focused on special populations such as minorities, children, obese persons with eating disorders, and bariatric surgery patients. Other understudied groups will be considered as well. We especially welcome submissions that describe alternatives to traditional weight-loss-focused programs such as interventions that promote healthy eating habits, increased physical activity, and other behaviors that may be more congruent with the needs of special populations.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the needs of special populations as well as evidence-based approaches that have been demonstrated or appear promising among them. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Community-based efforts to reduce obesity among minorities, men, or children
  • Interventions that emphasize Health at Every Size (HAES)
  • Psychosocial assessment research on special populations and how this informs intervention development
  • Culturally congruent nutrition-based interventions
  • Innovative strategies for engaging special populations in obesity intervention research
  • Studies on body image among special populations

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 171208
  • - Editorial

Addressing Obesity in Special Populations

Rachel A. Annunziato | Rachel M. Calogero | Robyn Sysko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 983495
  • - Review Article

The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight Loss

Tracy L. Tylka | Rachel A. Annunziato | ... | Rachel M. Calogero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 537242
  • - Research Article

Sexual Orientation Disparities in BMI among US Adolescents and Young Adults in Three Race/Ethnicity Groups

Sabra L. Katz-Wise | Emily A. Blood | ... | S. Bryn Austin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 641939
  • - Research Article

Achieving Cultural Congruency in Weight Loss Interventions: Can a Spirituality-Based Program Attract and Retain an Inner-City Community Sample?

Chad Davis | William Blake Dutton | ... | David Marcotte
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 908391
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Gender and Self-Efficacy on Healthy Eating in a Low-Income Urban Population Affected by Structural Changes to the Food Environment

Brenda Robles | Lisa V. Smith | ... | Tony Kuo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 267286
  • - Review Article

The Contribution of Applied Social Sciences to Obesity Stigma-Related Public Health Approaches

Andrea E. Bombak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 492127
  • - Clinical Study

Obesity Does Not Increase Mortality after Emergency Surgery

Paula Ferrada | Rahul J. Anand | ... | Michel Aboutanos
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