Beliefs about childhood obesity within the Latino Community: The children's perspective

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161228
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Presentation
Title:
Beliefs about childhood obesity within the Latino Community: The children's perspective
Abstract:
Beliefs about childhood obesity within the Latino Community: The children's perspective
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Snethen, Julia, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 1921 East Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Contact Telephone:(414) 229-5505
Co-Authors:Jeanne Hewitt, PhD, Associate Professor and David H. Petering, PhD, Professor
Background: Childhood overweight and obesity have been steadily
increasing in the United States (Baughcum, 2000). Childhood obesity is
more prevalent among Latino children than any other ethnic group in the
United States (Nichols, Livingston & Schumann, 2002). Dietary practices of
children are directly affected by the parenting practices and family
environment (Birch & Fisher, 1998). There are several factors that affect
or contribute to childhood obesity including: genetics, sedentary
behaviors, increased caloric intake, as well as family motivation,
expense, and time (Nichols, 2002). A majority of the prevention and
intervention studies have not focused on the needs of Latino children
(Epstein, 1998; Tanasescu, 2000). Nursing research needs to be conducted
to determine factors that affect obesity among Latino children in order to
identify effective and culturally appropriate prevention and interventions
strategies. Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to explore the
beliefs Latino children held on childhood obesity and effective methods
for weight reduction, in an effort to understand this problem from the
children's perspective. Subjects: Participants were 12 Latino children who
ranged from 8 to 12 years of age. Eight of the participants were male.
Method: A focus group was conducted in English to identify these
childrenÆs beliefs about childhood obesity and weight reduction in their
community. Findings: Participants identified causative factors for
childhood obesity. Several themes emerged from the data including:
Parents' demanding work schedules; lack of time, transportation, and
opportunities for physical activities; and lack of meal preparation. These
Latino children knew that good nutrition and exercise help to prevent
obesity. Conclusion: Nursing interventions must address the multiplicity
of challenges with childhood obesity at the family and community levels.
Acknowledgements: NIEHS #5R25ES11093-03 NIEHS #2P30E5004184-17
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.titleBeliefs about childhood obesity within the Latino Community: The children's perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161228-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Beliefs about childhood obesity within the Latino Community: The children's perspective</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Snethen, Julia, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee</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">College of Nursing, 1921 East Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(414) 229-5505</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">julia@uwm.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jeanne Hewitt, PhD, Associate Professor and David H. Petering, PhD, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Childhood overweight and obesity have been steadily <br/> increasing in the United States (Baughcum, 2000). Childhood obesity is <br/> more prevalent among Latino children than any other ethnic group in the <br/> United States (Nichols, Livingston &amp; Schumann, 2002). Dietary practices of <br/> children are directly affected by the parenting practices and family <br/> environment (Birch &amp; Fisher, 1998). There are several factors that affect <br/> or contribute to childhood obesity including: genetics, sedentary <br/> behaviors, increased caloric intake, as well as family motivation, <br/> expense, and time (Nichols, 2002). A majority of the prevention and <br/> intervention studies have not focused on the needs of Latino children <br/> (Epstein, 1998; Tanasescu, 2000). Nursing research needs to be conducted <br/> to determine factors that affect obesity among Latino children in order to <br/> identify effective and culturally appropriate prevention and interventions <br/> strategies. Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to explore the <br/> beliefs Latino children held on childhood obesity and effective methods <br/> for weight reduction, in an effort to understand this problem from the <br/> children's perspective. Subjects: Participants were 12 Latino children who <br/> ranged from 8 to 12 years of age. Eight of the participants were male. <br/> Method: A focus group was conducted in English to identify these <br/> children&AElig;s beliefs about childhood obesity and weight reduction in their <br/> community. Findings: Participants identified causative factors for <br/> childhood obesity. Several themes emerged from the data including: <br/> Parents' demanding work schedules; lack of time, transportation, and <br/> opportunities for physical activities; and lack of meal preparation. These <br/> Latino children knew that good nutrition and exercise help to prevent <br/> obesity. Conclusion: Nursing interventions must address the multiplicity <br/> of challenges with childhood obesity at the family and community levels. <br/> Acknowledgements: NIEHS #5R25ES11093-03 NIEHS #2P30E5004184-17</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:17:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:17:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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