Maternal self-efficacy and maternal perception of health as predictors of healthy lifestyles in young children from low income families

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161704
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Presentation
Title:
Maternal self-efficacy and maternal perception of health as predictors of healthy lifestyles in young children from low income families
Abstract:
Maternal self-efficacy and maternal perception of health as predictors of healthy lifestyles in young children from low income families
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Cluskey, Maureen, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Bradley University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61625, USA
Contact Telephone:309.677.2540
Lifestyle factors are believed to make the greatest contribution to health problems and provide for the simplest control. However, the reasons for parents making or not making healthy lifestyle choices for their children are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive value of maternal perception of health and maternal perceived self-efficacy as they relate to healthy lifestyles of young children from low-income families. Ninety-four mothers of children age 24 to 48 months were interviewed while attending a WIC clinic in a midwest county health department. Mothers were interviewed regarding the health habits of their children in the areas of immunization, hygiene, nutrition, dental, sleep, exercise, and safety. The interviews also inquired about the mothers’ confidence in parenting behaviors and their perception of the meaning of health. A significant positive correlation was found between maternal self-efficacy and the healthy lifestyles of the young children. Maternal perception of health was not found to be a predictor of healthy lifestyles in the young children. The findings of this study support theories of self-efficacy and healthy lifestyles and broaden the scope to include mothers and young children from low-income families.
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.titleMaternal self-efficacy and maternal perception of health as predictors of healthy lifestyles in young children from low income familiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161704-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Maternal self-efficacy and maternal perception of health as predictors of healthy lifestyles in young children from low income families</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cluskey, Maureen, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Bradley University</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">Department of Nursing, 1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61625, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">309.677.2540</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mcluskey@bradley.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Lifestyle factors are believed to make the greatest contribution to health problems and provide for the simplest control. However, the reasons for parents making or not making healthy lifestyle choices for their children are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive value of maternal perception of health and maternal perceived self-efficacy as they relate to healthy lifestyles of young children from low-income families. Ninety-four mothers of children age 24 to 48 months were interviewed while attending a WIC clinic in a midwest county health department. Mothers were interviewed regarding the health habits of their children in the areas of immunization, hygiene, nutrition, dental, sleep, exercise, and safety. The interviews also inquired about the mothers&rsquo; confidence in parenting behaviors and their perception of the meaning of health. A significant positive correlation was found between maternal self-efficacy and the healthy lifestyles of the young children. Maternal perception of health was not found to be a predictor of healthy lifestyles in the young children. The findings of this study support theories of self-efficacy and healthy lifestyles and broaden the scope to include mothers and young children from low-income families.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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