Prevention of Overweight in Latino Preschoolers by Implementing Culturally Sensitive Nutrition Education

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150542
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Presentation
Title:
Prevention of Overweight in Latino Preschoolers by Implementing Culturally Sensitive Nutrition Education
Abstract:
Prevention of Overweight in Latino Preschoolers by Implementing Culturally Sensitive Nutrition Education
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Koslap-Petraco, Mary Beth, MS, PNP-BC, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:Department of Health Services Suffolk County
Title:Coordinator, Child Health Services Suffolk County
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Currently, there is no effective, culturally sensitive paradigm to educate Latina mothers on how to prevent overweight in their young children. The aim of this project is to implement an easily reproducible program of culturally sensitive nutrition education and evaluate its effectiveness in changing nutritional practice in the target population.Methods: The sample was drawn from Latino families (N=32) presenting with 3-5 year old children for primary care. A quasi-experimental one group pretest-posttest time series design with a convenience sample was used to explore nutrition practices at the initial visit and again at the follow up visit. A culturally sensitive nutritional education teaching sheet was given to each mother in addition to the oral teaching provided. A questionnaire was given to each Latina mother at the initial visit and again at the follow up visit. The questionnaire measured her nutrition practices for her child. Materials were provided in Spanish and English. Demographic data was evaluated by measures of central tendency. Inferential statistics were used to determine the effectiveness of the nutritional education program. Results: The results of the paired two sample, one and two tailed t-test for changes in question responses indicated statistically significant differences between the average responses for 13 out of the 15 questions on the Food Behavior Checklist. The one-tail t-tests indicated statistically significant results demonstrating positive changes in the feeding practices of the Latina mothers. Conclusion: Latina mothers were empowered to make changes in the dietary practices of their families, positively affecting the health of their children and reducing the risk of overweight. Nurses can play an important role in implementing a scientifically supported framework which can assist Latino families in preventing overweight in their children.
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.titlePrevention of Overweight in Latino Preschoolers by Implementing Culturally Sensitive Nutrition Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150542-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prevention of Overweight in Latino Preschoolers by Implementing Culturally Sensitive Nutrition Education</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Koslap-Petraco, Mary Beth, MS, PNP-BC, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Department of Health Services Suffolk County</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator, Child Health Services Suffolk County</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">marybeth.petraco@suffolkcountyny.gov</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Currently, there is no effective, culturally sensitive paradigm to educate Latina mothers on how to prevent overweight in their young children. The aim of this project is to implement an easily reproducible program of culturally sensitive nutrition education and evaluate its effectiveness in changing nutritional practice in the target population.Methods: The sample was drawn from Latino families (N=32) presenting with 3-5 year old children for primary care. A quasi-experimental one group pretest-posttest time series design with a convenience sample was used to explore nutrition practices at the initial visit and again at the follow up visit. A culturally sensitive nutritional education teaching sheet was given to each mother in addition to the oral teaching provided. A questionnaire was given to each Latina mother at the initial visit and again at the follow up visit. The questionnaire measured her nutrition practices for her child. Materials were provided in Spanish and English. Demographic data was evaluated by measures of central tendency. Inferential statistics were used to determine the effectiveness of the nutritional education program. Results: The results of the paired two sample, one and two tailed t-test for changes in question responses indicated statistically significant differences between the average responses for 13 out of the 15 questions on the Food Behavior Checklist. The one-tail t-tests indicated statistically significant results demonstrating positive changes in the feeding practices of the Latina mothers. Conclusion: Latina mothers were empowered to make changes in the dietary practices of their families, positively affecting the health of their children and reducing the risk of overweight. Nurses can play an important role in implementing a scientifically supported framework which can assist Latino families in preventing overweight in their children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:36:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:36:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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