Médecine de l'adolescence. La Guglera: une réponse nouvelle et originale aux adolescents gravement obèses et sans travail [Adolescent medicine in Guglera: a novel approach for unemployed, severely obese adolescents]

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serval:BIB_52C7E7ED213C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Médecine de l'adolescence. La Guglera: une réponse nouvelle et originale aux adolescents gravement obèses et sans travail [Adolescent medicine in Guglera: a novel approach for unemployed, severely obese adolescents]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Michaud P.A.
ISSN
1660-9379[print], 1660-9379[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Volume
6
Number
232
Pages
120-122
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The Center "la Guglera", located in the canton of Fribourg (Switzerland) provides a novel approach to the care of severely obese adolescents who are currently unemployed. These young people, whose BMI is usually higher than 35 to 40 kg/m2 spend a 6 to 12 months long stay in an in-patient institution which also takes care of other unemployed non obese adolescents on an outpatient basis. Besides a nutritional education which is part of the everyday life of the institution, the program includes a generous amount of hours of physical activities and sports. The adolescents also participate in a rehabilitation training program which fosters the future integration in a professional milieu, such as an apprenticeship. The short term results of la Guglera seem very promising. The program is financially co-supported by the Swiss and cantonal administrations, the insurance companies and the parents.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adolescent Health Services/organization & administration, Hospitalization, Humans, Obesity, Morbid/therapy, Switzerland, Unemployment
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