Prevalence of Obesity and Body Image Perception in a Group of Children Participating in an After School Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148451
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Presentation
Title:
Prevalence of Obesity and Body Image Perception in a Group of Children Participating in an After School Program
Abstract:
Prevalence of Obesity and Body Image Perception in a Group of Children Participating in an After School Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Prunty, Sandra K., PhD, RN, MSN, BSN, ASN
P.I. Institution Name:Marshall University
Title:Associate Professor
[Clinical Session Presentation] The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine the prevalence of  children at risk for overweight and overweight, (2) examine the relationship between self perception of  both actual and ideal body image to body mass index (BMI) and (3) to explore body dissatisfaction  in a group of urban, lower socioeconomic children participating in an after school program. The design was a cross sectional descriptive, correlational study of male and female children between the ages of 9 and 13 years who were involved in an after school program. Each child was weighed and their height measured. Date of birth and gender was recorded. This information was then used to calculate BMI and BMI percentile on age specific growth charts using the CDC online calculator.  Each child was then asked to identify their actual body image and ideal body image on a body image scale. This scale was developed by Truby and Paxton (2002) to determine body size dissatisfaction in Australian children and was used with permission. Data analysis included descriptive statistics to determine the prevalence of at risk for overweight and overweight children. Pearson?s r was used to examine: (1) the relationship between actual body image and ideal body image (2) the relationship between actual body image and BMI and between ideal body image and BMI. This presentation will discuss the prevalence of obesity, an ongoing health concern for children, in a group of urban, lower socioeconomic children participating in an after school program. It will also explore a child?s perception of their actual to ideal body image as well as compare actual and ideal body image to BMI in order to help health care providers understand how children perceive themselves.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevalence of Obesity and Body Image Perception in a Group of Children Participating in an After School Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148451-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prevalence of Obesity and Body Image Perception in a Group of Children Participating in an After School Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Prunty, Sandra K., PhD, RN, MSN, BSN, ASN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Marshall University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">prunty2@marshall.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine the prevalence of &nbsp;children at risk for overweight and overweight, (2) examine the relationship between self perception of &nbsp;both actual and ideal body image to body mass index (BMI) and (3) to explore body dissatisfaction &nbsp;in a group of urban, lower socioeconomic children participating in an after school program. The design was a cross sectional descriptive, correlational study of male and female children between the ages of 9 and 13 years who were involved in an after school program. Each child was weighed and their height measured. Date of birth and gender was recorded. This information was then used to calculate BMI and BMI percentile on age specific growth charts using the CDC online calculator. &nbsp;Each child was then asked to identify their actual body image and ideal body image on a body image scale. This scale was developed by Truby and Paxton (2002) to determine body size dissatisfaction in Australian children and was used with permission. Data analysis included descriptive statistics to determine the prevalence of at risk for overweight and overweight children. Pearson?s r was used to examine: (1) the relationship between actual body image and ideal body image (2) the relationship between actual body image and BMI and between ideal body image and BMI.&nbsp;This presentation will discuss the prevalence of obesity, an ongoing health concern for children, in a group of urban, lower socioeconomic children participating in an after school program. It will also explore a child?s perception of their actual to ideal body image as well as compare actual and ideal body image to BMI in order to help health care providers understand how children perceive themselves.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:45:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:45:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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