Conceptual Framework for the Intervention on Childhood Obesity Management for School Health Nurses and School children in Malaysia.

Norimah Said, Norazmir Md Nor, Siti Sabariah, Siti Khuzaimah


Obesity has been a public health problem which requires preventive measures and further management. In Malaysia, the prevalence of obesity continues increasing to 25% in the year 2015 as compared to 11.2% in the year 2011 primarily for the children below 18-year-old. Development of the conceptual framework for the intervention structured health education on the Childhood Obesity Management (COM), hopes able to provide the effectiveness on the intervention and prevention of obesity.  In developing the effective COM, it required based on the theory. Furthermore, Social Cognitive theory (SCT), Urie Bronfenbrenner model with integrated Kolb's model of Learning Styles and Experiential Learning will uses in this study to modified and make changes on the personal factor influences such as knowledge, attitude and expectations, behavior modification and environmental influences among overweight and school children.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.


obesity; school children; school nurses; conceptual framework

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