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Humanidades Médicas

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GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Keytel  y  ORTEGA BRAVO, Alina Julia. Program of psychological intervention for the handling of the infantile obesity. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2022, vol.22, n.3, pp.615-635.  Epub 05-Nov-2022. ISSN 1727-8120.


Obesity is a health problem associated with varied morbidity and increasingly at earlier ages of life. The current document aims to present the results of a study about the habits associated with childhood obesity, to the extent, in addition, that the compensatory affective relationships and the attitudes that generate psychological alterations in the family are evaluated, depending on the presentation. of elements of the psychological intervention program aimed at managing obesity in a group of obese children who were part of the sample.


The sample consisted of 13 obese children and 21 relatives referred from the Pediatric consultation of the Medical-Surgical Research Center. The elaboration of the psychological intervention program was carried out in the first semester of 2019 and the derived experience of its application extends until the current moment.


A qualitative analysis is carried out, in which the results are presented from the observation of the trend of the variables in the group. The interview with the child and the family, the psychographic analysis and the Seven figures of Collins were applied. Psychological variables are examined.


The influence of the variables analyzed on childhood obesity is verified, taking into account the correspondence with the studies of researchers from Cuba and the world, which results in the validity and timeliness of the results, for the implementation of the program with Sessions for children and families.

Palabras clave : childhood obesity; psychological and family factors; psychological intervention.

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