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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157610
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Obesity Risk Knowledge and Physical Activity in Families of Adolescents
Abstract:
Obesity Risk Knowledge and Physical Activity in Families of Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Rutkowski, Elaine M., PhD, RN, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:California State University, Fullerton, Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:PO Box 6868, Fullerton, CA, 92834, USA
Contact Telephone:949-495-3341
Purpose:  To examine obesity risk knowledge among adolescents and parents while describing the relationships between adolescents? obesity risk knowledge and selected demographic variables, as well as, relationship to physical activity. Background:  Despite comprehensive campaigns geared toward the individual, family and community concerning the risks of obesity, the number of adolescents and adults who meet the criteria for obesity continues to rise.  It is predicted that the current generation of adolescents will have a life span shorter than their parents for the first time in our nation's history. The lifestyle of families has been identified as one of the modifiable behaviors that could reverse this trend. To date, there have been no effective measures implemented to reverse this trend. Methods:  This is a descriptive, correlational study using mixed methods. A purposive sample of 94 family dyads (one adolescent/one parent) were measured using the following standardized tools:  Obesity Risk Knowledge (ORK-10); Self-Report of  Physical Activity (PACE+ (adolescents), IPAQ (adults);  Pedometers were worn for a 3 day period by adolescent participants. No multicollinearity was found among the independent variables. Correlations were computed to describe all statistical relationships among variables. A focus group of adolescents was conducted to examine the appropriateness of the ORK-10 for use in this age group. Results: Simultaneous regressions models were examined. Findings included:  a negative correlation (statistically significant) between parents' who describe their physical activity as "vigorous" and adolescent physical activity; a negative correlation (statistically significant) between parents' obesity risk knowledge and "sitting time" for parents; the ORK-10 instrument was not effective in measuring the level of knowledge related to obesity among adolescent participants. Implications:  This study has the potential to support clinical interventions for the outcome of improving the physical  activity levels and knowledge of obesity risks among family members as a means of combating family obesity.  Such interventions may occur between practitioners and families of adolescents in primary care settings, school-based practices, community-based settings.  Several items in the ORK-10 have been identified as incomprehensible to American adolescents living in southern California due to unfamiliar verbiage and contextual confusion. Further research needs to be conducted on the ORK-10 as the findings in this study lead to skepticism regarding the usefulness of this instrument in populations outside of the United Kingdom where it was originally developed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleObesity Risk Knowledge and Physical Activity in Families of Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157610-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Obesity Risk Knowledge and Physical Activity in Families of Adolescents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</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">Rutkowski, Elaine M., PhD, RN, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University, Fullerton, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">PO Box 6868, Fullerton, CA, 92834, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">949-495-3341</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">emrutkowski@fullerton.edu, emrutkowski@cox.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose:&nbsp; To examine obesity risk knowledge among adolescents and parents while describing the relationships between adolescents? obesity risk knowledge and selected demographic variables, as well as, relationship to physical activity. Background:&nbsp; Despite comprehensive campaigns geared toward the individual, family and community concerning the risks of obesity, the number of adolescents and adults who meet the criteria for obesity continues to rise.&nbsp; It is predicted that the current generation of adolescents will have a life span shorter than their parents for the first time in our nation's history. The lifestyle of families has been identified as one of the modifiable behaviors that could reverse this trend. To date, there have been no effective measures implemented to reverse this trend. Methods:&nbsp; This is a descriptive, correlational study using mixed methods. A purposive sample of 94 family dyads (one adolescent/one parent) were measured using the following standardized tools: &nbsp;Obesity Risk Knowledge (ORK-10); Self-Report of&nbsp; Physical Activity (PACE+ (adolescents), IPAQ (adults); &nbsp;Pedometers were worn for a 3 day period by adolescent participants. No multicollinearity was found among the independent variables. Correlations were computed to describe all statistical relationships among variables. A focus group of adolescents was conducted to examine the appropriateness of the ORK-10 for use in this age group. Results: Simultaneous regressions models were examined. Findings included:&nbsp; a negative correlation (statistically significant) between parents' who describe their physical activity as &quot;vigorous&quot; and adolescent physical activity; a negative correlation (statistically significant) between parents' obesity risk knowledge and &quot;sitting time&quot; for parents; the ORK-10 instrument was not effective in measuring the level of knowledge related to obesity among adolescent participants. Implications:&nbsp; This study has the potential to support clinical interventions for the outcome of improving the physical&nbsp; activity levels and knowledge of obesity risks among family members as a means of combating family obesity.&nbsp; Such interventions may occur between practitioners and families of adolescents in primary care settings, school-based practices, community-based settings.&nbsp; Several items in the ORK-10 have been identified as incomprehensible to American adolescents living in southern California due to unfamiliar verbiage and contextual confusion. Further research needs to be conducted on the ORK-10 as the findings in this study lead to skepticism regarding the usefulness of this instrument in populations outside of the United Kingdom where it was originally developed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:02:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:02:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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