Family adaptability, cohesion, and type: Reports of childhood quick weight loss behavior

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161111
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Presentation
Title:
Family adaptability, cohesion, and type: Reports of childhood quick weight loss behavior
Abstract:
Family adaptability, cohesion, and type: Reports of childhood quick weight loss behavior
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Krueger, Heather, PhD(c), FNP, ANP, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title:Predoctoral Student
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 1206 Fairview Dr., Marshfield, WI, 54449, USA
Contact Telephone:715-387-3824
This poster's purpose is to examine the relationships between family functioning and quick weight loss behaviors among a sample of 5th graders from two midwestern cities. A desire to lose weight quickly may be an indicator of disordered eating which affects 6 to 20% of the population. Youth are concerned with their weight and body image sometimes to the point of taking health risks to achieve an ideal image. The Circumplex Model underpins this study. Two major constructs of the model are adaptability and cohesion. Adaptability is the flexibility in the family's rules, roles, and relationships in response to situational and developmental demands. Cohesion is the emotional bonding family members have toward one another. Combining the dimensions of cohesion and adaptability enables identification of 16 types of family systems. The types termed "balanced," predict best family functioning families. Youth were recruited to study through public schools to participate in surveys of health risk behavior. The research questions this study is designed to answer are: (a) To what extent is the youth's perception of family adaptability associated with a desire for quick weight loss? (b) To what extent is the youth's perception of family cohesion associated with a desire for quick weight loss? (c) To what extent is family type associated with a desire for quick weight loss? Of 175 children, 23% responded that they had tried to lose weight very quickly. Some ways they tried to lose weight were (a) eat very little (55%), (b) exercise a lot (62%), (c) use sauna (26%), (d) use laxatives (11%), (e) not drink water (28%), (f) use diet pills (8%), (g) vomit (26%), or (h) eat special food or drink (28%). Examining the relationship between family adaptability, cohesion, and type may illuminate family oriented interventions for eating disorder risk. [Poster Presentation]
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.titleFamily adaptability, cohesion, and type: Reports of childhood quick weight loss behavioren_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Family adaptability, cohesion, and type: Reports of childhood quick weight loss behavior</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Krueger, Heather, PhD(c), FNP, ANP, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin - Madison</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Predoctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 1206 Fairview Dr., Marshfield, WI, 54449, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">715-387-3824</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kruegerha@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This poster's purpose is to examine the relationships between family functioning and quick weight loss behaviors among a sample of 5th graders from two midwestern cities. A desire to lose weight quickly may be an indicator of disordered eating which affects 6 to 20% of the population. Youth are concerned with their weight and body image sometimes to the point of taking health risks to achieve an ideal image. The Circumplex Model underpins this study. Two major constructs of the model are adaptability and cohesion. Adaptability is the flexibility in the family's rules, roles, and relationships in response to situational and developmental demands. Cohesion is the emotional bonding family members have toward one another. Combining the dimensions of cohesion and adaptability enables identification of 16 types of family systems. The types termed &quot;balanced,&quot; predict best family functioning families. Youth were recruited to study through public schools to participate in surveys of health risk behavior. The research questions this study is designed to answer are: (a) To what extent is the youth's perception of family adaptability associated with a desire for quick weight loss? (b) To what extent is the youth's perception of family cohesion associated with a desire for quick weight loss? (c) To what extent is family type associated with a desire for quick weight loss? Of 175 children, 23% responded that they had tried to lose weight very quickly. Some ways they tried to lose weight were (a) eat very little (55%), (b) exercise a lot (62%), (c) use sauna (26%), (d) use laxatives (11%), (e) not drink water (28%), (f) use diet pills (8%), (g) vomit (26%), or (h) eat special food or drink (28%). Examining the relationship between family adaptability, cohesion, and type may illuminate family oriented interventions for eating disorder risk. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:16:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:16:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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