Health Information Prescriptions for Parents and Caregivers of Overweight Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156088
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Information Prescriptions for Parents and Caregivers of Overweight Children
Abstract:
Health Information Prescriptions for Parents and Caregivers of Overweight Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Davies, Marilyn A.
P.I. Institution Name:School of Nursing University of Pittsburgh
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Gilan El Saadawi, MD, PhD; Lauren Terhorst, ; Allyson Havill, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The increasing rates of childhood obesity worldwide presents one of the most challenging dilemmas facing public health officials and health professionals. ÿWe will describe how we met this challenge by designing and field testing Healthy Family, Healthy Kids, a website/manual resource for parents and caregivers of young, overweight children who attend community-based healthcare settings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.ÿ Methods: Two theoretical models guided the development of our conceptual framework for this project: a) Swinburn and colleagues? ecological model for obesity (1) and b)ÿ Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory (2,3). Unlike any published prevention program, we designed two formats for delivery of Healthy Family, Healthy Kids: ÿa Web site and a manual. Health Family, Healthy Kids consists of written health information pages aimed at increasing parental and caregiver self-efficacy in skill sets related to nine risk factors of childhood obesity.ÿ Also, our health information is written at a 5th grade literacy level so as to be readable and understood by parents and caregivers of the most vulnerable children (i.e., those from low-income households and poor neighborhoods). Results: We plan to share the results of our design phase, usability study and our feasibility study (in progress).ÿConclusion: Individuals who work in community-based health settings need to identify young children before they become obese and to deliver family-based interventions aimed at improving parental/caregiver self-efficacy in skill sets related to risk factors for childhood obesity. ÿSwinburn, B., T. Gill, and S. Kumanyika, (2005) Obesity prevention: a proposed framework for translating evidence into action. Obese Rev, ÿ6(1): p. 23-33.Bandura, A., (2004) ÿHealth promotion by social cognitive means. Health Educ Behav, 31(2): p. 143-64.Bandura, A., ÿ(1977) Self-efficacy: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychol Rev, 84(2): p. 191-215.
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.titleHealth Information Prescriptions for Parents and Caregivers of Overweight Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156088-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Information Prescriptions for Parents and Caregivers of Overweight Children</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">Davies, Marilyn A.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing University of Pittsburgh</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">daviesm@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gilan El Saadawi, MD, PhD; Lauren Terhorst, ; Allyson Havill, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The increasing rates of childhood obesity worldwide presents one of the most challenging dilemmas facing public health officials and health professionals. &yuml;We will describe how we met this challenge by designing and field testing Healthy Family, Healthy Kids, a website/manual resource for parents and caregivers of young, overweight children who attend community-based healthcare settings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.&yuml; Methods: Two theoretical models guided the development of our conceptual framework for this project: a) Swinburn and colleagues? ecological model for obesity (1) and b)&yuml; Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory (2,3). Unlike any published prevention program, we designed two formats for delivery of Healthy Family, Healthy Kids: &yuml;a Web site and a manual. Health Family, Healthy Kids consists of written health information pages aimed at increasing parental and caregiver self-efficacy in skill sets related to nine risk factors of childhood obesity.&yuml; Also, our health information is written at a 5th grade literacy level so as to be readable and understood by parents and caregivers of the most vulnerable children (i.e., those from low-income households and poor neighborhoods). Results: We plan to share the results of our design phase, usability study and our feasibility study (in progress).&yuml;Conclusion: Individuals who work in community-based health settings need to identify young children before they become obese and to deliver family-based interventions aimed at improving parental/caregiver self-efficacy in skill sets related to risk factors for childhood obesity. &yuml;Swinburn, B., T. Gill, and S. Kumanyika, (2005) Obesity prevention: a proposed framework for translating evidence into action. Obese Rev, &yuml;6(1): p. 23-33.Bandura, A., (2004) &yuml;Health promotion by social cognitive means. Health Educ Behav, 31(2): p. 143-64.Bandura, A., &yuml;(1977) Self-efficacy: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychol Rev, 84(2): p. 191-215.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:26:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:26:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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