Uniformity in obesity-related comorbidity definitions: developing a resource to follow children into adulthood
Andrew Beamish, The Royal College of Surgeons of England
- To comprehensively examine the literature for existing definitions of obesity-related comorbidities in children and adults.
- To amalgamate existing definitions of obesity-related comorbidities and identify the most appropriate by expert consensus.
- To develop an electronic resource for health professionals working in obesity, which permits automated calculation of comorbid status during follow-up, requiring entry of individual test and measurement data.
- To disseminate the resource, approved and supported by two leading adolescent bariatric surgical units, as the chosen set of definitions for longitudinal follow-up of young people undergoing obesity treatment and monitoring.
Grant awarded: £1,989.15