Causes, Consequences, and Management of Obesity: A Descriptive Qualitative Study Among Children With Obesity in Thailand

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161037
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Presentation
Title:
Causes, Consequences, and Management of Obesity: A Descriptive Qualitative Study Among Children With Obesity in Thailand
Abstract:
Causes, Consequences, and Management of Obesity: A Descriptive Qualitative Study Among Children With Obesity in Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Phaktoop, Maneerat, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Burapha University
Contact Address:, Faculty of Nursing, Chonburi, 20131, Thailand
Co-Authors:R. Ross, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Problem: Obesity has been found to be a significant problem among children across countries. Children with obesity tend to experience physical, psycho-social, and emotional problems. However, little is known about how Thai children perceive the causes, consequences, and management of their obesity. Purpose: To describe perceived causes, consequences, and management of obesity among Thai children. Subjects and Method: Purposive sampling was used to recruit 16 obese children aged 10 -14 years old (8 boys and 8 girls). The mean BMI of the participants was 33.8 (SD = 4.2). Data were collected from February 2002 to June 2003. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted. A focus group with seven of the 16 children was also carried out. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. Interview transcriptions were coded and categories and themes were identified. Results: Participants believed that their obesity was caused by over-consumption of food promoted by the family. Heredity, anti-parasitic drug intake, or/and a history of receiving intravenous fluids also emerged as factors. Reported perceptions regarding positive consequences of being obese include an ability to resist bullies and to make friends with other children. Negative perceptions involve physical, psychosocial, and emotional drawbacks: They reported not feeling at ease physically because of their difficulties with performing daily activities. They stated that they were often teased and ridiculed by their friends. This resulted in a negative self-image. They began trying to lose weight by controlling their nutritional intake. They also started exercising and taking diet pills and herbs. Participants realized, however, that they were impatient with trying to lose weight through over-dieting and finally gave up. They stated that they quit exercising because of a lack of companionship in their program. In the end, feeling discouraged and hopeless, they reported that their families did not provide enough support for them in their efforts to lose weight.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCauses, Consequences, and Management of Obesity: A Descriptive Qualitative Study Among Children With Obesity in Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161037-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Causes, Consequences, and Management of Obesity: A Descriptive Qualitative Study Among Children With Obesity in Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Phaktoop, Maneerat, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Burapha University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Faculty of Nursing, Chonburi, 20131, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maneerat@buu.ac.th</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">R. Ross, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Obesity has been found to be a significant problem among children across countries. Children with obesity tend to experience physical, psycho-social, and emotional problems. However, little is known about how Thai children perceive the causes, consequences, and management of their obesity. Purpose: To describe perceived causes, consequences, and management of obesity among Thai children. Subjects and Method: Purposive sampling was used to recruit 16 obese children aged 10 -14 years old (8 boys and 8 girls). The mean BMI of the participants was 33.8 (SD = 4.2). Data were collected from February 2002 to June 2003. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted. A focus group with seven of the 16 children was also carried out. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. Interview transcriptions were coded and categories and themes were identified. Results: Participants believed that their obesity was caused by over-consumption of food promoted by the family. Heredity, anti-parasitic drug intake, or/and a history of receiving intravenous fluids also emerged as factors. Reported perceptions regarding positive consequences of being obese include an ability to resist bullies and to make friends with other children. Negative perceptions involve physical, psychosocial, and emotional drawbacks: They reported not feeling at ease physically because of their difficulties with performing daily activities. They stated that they were often teased and ridiculed by their friends. This resulted in a negative self-image. They began trying to lose weight by controlling their nutritional intake. They also started exercising and taking diet pills and herbs. Participants realized, however, that they were impatient with trying to lose weight through over-dieting and finally gave up. They stated that they quit exercising because of a lack of companionship in their program. In the end, feeling discouraged and hopeless, they reported that their families did not provide enough support for them in their efforts to lose weight.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:14:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:14:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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