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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152778
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Can Caregiver Feeding Styles Change?
Abstract:
Can Caregiver Feeding Styles Change?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Small, Leigh, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FNAP
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Assistant Professor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Symposium Presentation] Introduction. The prevalence of overweight and obesity in early childhood continues to rise even though these rates in schoolage children and teens have stabilized. Early childhood overweight or obesity is an independent predictor of adult obesity. Therefore, prevention and treatment intervention programs for young children and their parents are urgently needed but few have been rigorously tested to date.
Objective. This randomized controlled pilot study was undertaken to investigate the immediate effects of a healthy weight prevention intervention on the strategies that parents use to encourage healthy eating patterns with their children, 4-6 years of age.
Subjects and Setting. Nineteen parents of 4-6-year-old children were recruited at two university-affiliated childcare centers from 40 eligible parents over a one month period.
Intervention. Four 25-30-minute audio recordings with age-appropriate information were given over eight weeks to enrolled and participating parents. Experimental group parents received healthy child nutrition and lifestyle information; whereas, parents in the comparison group received child-related health and safety information as a time-control intervention.
Measures. Pre- and post-intervention measures of the parenting strategies included the Caregiver Feeding Style Questionnaire and Healthy Lifestyle Parenting Behavior Report.
Results. Parents in the experimental group reported using more child-centered feeding strategies after participating in the minimally-intensive intervention and Healthy Lifestyle Parenting behaviors increased. These changes in parenting resulted in a shift from negatively correlated measures at baseline (r = -.57, p = .05) to a positive relationship following the intervention (r = .29, p = .36). Additionally, a medium effect size was noted for changes in reported healthy lifestyle parenting behaviors.
Conclusions. This pilot study demonstrated that parenting strategies to encourage healthy eating among young children are amenable to intervention which, in turn, may influence child eating behaviors and weight development in these 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.titleCan Caregiver Feeding Styles Change?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152778-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Can Caregiver Feeding Styles Change?</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">Small, Leigh, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FNAP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Leigh.Small@asu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Symposium Presentation] Introduction. The prevalence of overweight and obesity in early childhood continues to rise even though these rates in schoolage children and teens have stabilized. Early childhood overweight or obesity is an independent predictor of adult obesity. Therefore, prevention and treatment intervention programs for young children and their parents are urgently needed but few have been rigorously tested to date. <br/>Objective. This randomized controlled pilot study was undertaken to investigate the immediate effects of a healthy weight prevention intervention on the strategies that parents use to encourage healthy eating patterns with their children, 4-6 years of age. <br/>Subjects and Setting. Nineteen parents of 4-6-year-old children were recruited at two university-affiliated childcare centers from 40 eligible parents over a one month period. <br/>Intervention. Four 25-30-minute audio recordings with age-appropriate information were given over eight weeks to enrolled and participating parents. Experimental group parents received healthy child nutrition and lifestyle information; whereas, parents in the comparison group received child-related health and safety information as a time-control intervention. <br/>Measures. Pre- and post-intervention measures of the parenting strategies included the Caregiver Feeding Style Questionnaire and Healthy Lifestyle Parenting Behavior Report. <br/>Results. Parents in the experimental group reported using more child-centered feeding strategies after participating in the minimally-intensive intervention and Healthy Lifestyle Parenting behaviors increased. These changes in parenting resulted in a shift from negatively correlated measures at baseline (r = -.57, p = .05) to a positive relationship following the intervention (r = .29, p = .36). Additionally, a medium effect size was noted for changes in reported healthy lifestyle parenting behaviors. <br/>Conclusions. This pilot study demonstrated that parenting strategies to encourage healthy eating among young children are amenable to intervention which, in turn, may influence child eating behaviors and weight development in these children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:49:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:49:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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