Nutrition and Health Among Mothers with Children Under Age 5 in the Galapagos

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150947
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Presentation
Title:
Nutrition and Health Among Mothers with Children Under Age 5 in the Galapagos
Abstract:
Nutrition and Health Among Mothers with Children Under Age 5 in the Galapagos
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Waldrop, Julee, DNP
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Central Florida
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Rachel Page BA, Graduate Student
Margaret Bentley PhD, Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The population and the economy of the Galapagos Islands have rapidly increased in the last 20 years placing these islands in a state of nutritional transition.  Their geographic isolation and unique planting restrictions impact food quality and security.  The Island of Isabella also faces a lack of quality medical professionals as providers of health care and advice (Waldrop, 2009).  Changes in dietary patterns, nutrition and health status related to these factors are unknown.  The purpose of this study to identify and describe health and nutrition issues for women with children < 5 years old on Isla Isabela in Galapagos, Ecuador. 
Methods: The study design is a mixed methods descriptive study.  Twenty women with at least one child under 5 years of age were interviewed.  In addition, anthropometric data was collected on the women and their children.  Body image silhouettes were used to evaluate perceived body image (Hager, McGill & Black, 2010).   Interviews were analyzed with Atlas.ti and through the creation of visual matrixes.  
Results:  Nine (45%) women were overweight or obese.  Seven (35%) of children were overweight or obese.  Average body dysphoria scores were +0.8 implying that mothers wanted to be smaller than they perceived themselves.  Body dysphoria scores for mothers? perception of their children's? body size were -0.8 demonstrating that mothers desired children to be larger than they perceived them.  Qualitative analysis revealed varying understanding of healthy body weight for self and children creating a dual burden (Doak, et al., 2005) in many households with over and under nutrition present.
Conclusion:  Traditional international nutrition and health interventions tend to focus on malnourishment and increasing caloric consumption.  This may need to be modified in areas of rapid economic and nutritional transition such as the Galapagos Islands.
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.titleNutrition and Health Among Mothers with Children Under Age 5 in the Galapagosen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150947-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nutrition and Health Among Mothers with Children Under Age 5 in the Galapagos</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Waldrop, Julee, DNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Central Florida</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">jwaldrop@mail.ucf.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rachel Page BA, Graduate Student<br/>Margaret Bentley PhD, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The population and the economy of the Galapagos Islands have rapidly increased in the last 20 years placing these islands in a state of nutritional transition.&nbsp; Their geographic isolation and unique planting restrictions impact food quality and security.&nbsp; The Island of Isabella also faces a lack of quality medical professionals as providers of health care and advice (Waldrop, 2009).&nbsp; Changes in dietary patterns, nutrition and health status related to these factors are unknown. &nbsp;The purpose of this study to identify and describe health and nutrition issues for women with children &lt; 5 years old on Isla Isabela in Galapagos, Ecuador.&nbsp; <br/>Methods: The study design is a mixed methods descriptive study.&nbsp; Twenty women with at least one child under 5 years of age were interviewed.&nbsp; In addition, anthropometric data was collected on the women and their children.&nbsp; Body image silhouettes were used to evaluate perceived body image (Hager, McGill &amp; Black, 2010).&nbsp;&nbsp; Interviews were analyzed with Atlas.ti and through the creation of visual matrixes. &nbsp; <br/>Results:&nbsp; Nine (45%) women were overweight or obese.&nbsp; Seven (35%) of children were overweight or obese.&nbsp; Average body dysphoria scores were +0.8 implying that mothers wanted to be smaller than they perceived themselves.&nbsp; Body dysphoria scores for mothers? perception of their children's? body size were -0.8 demonstrating that mothers desired children to be larger than they perceived them.&nbsp; Qualitative analysis revealed varying understanding of healthy body weight for self and children creating a dual burden (Doak, et al., 2005) in many households with over and under nutrition present. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp; Traditional international nutrition and health interventions tend to focus on malnourishment and increasing caloric consumption.&nbsp; This may need to be modified in areas of rapid economic and nutritional transition such as the Galapagos Islands.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:47:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:47:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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