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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163247
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of Early Childhood Providers in the Prevention of Childhood Overweight
Author(s):
Sellers, Kathleen F.; Russo, Theresa; Baker, Ida; Dennison, Barbara A.
Author Details:
Kathleen F. Sellers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, School of Nursing, Utica, New York, USA, email: sellerk@sunyit.edu; Theresa Russo, Ph.D.; Ida Baker, MA; Barbara A. Dennison, MD
Abstract:
Purpose: This qualitative study determined the role of childcare professionals in the prevention of childhood overweight. Background: Childhood overweight has received increased national attention as a social and health problem. Childcare providers play an increasingly prominent role in the lives of young children and are important in initiating change at the family and childcare level. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Facilitated focus group sessions that included worksheets, flipcharts, and audio-taped discussions were conducted with childcare professionals to ascertain their beliefs and practices in four domains: 1) foods and beverages, 2) physical activity, 3) TV, video, and computer game viewing, and 4) behaviors with respect to eating and/or activity. The researchers and childcare staff then collaboratively identified 'ways to improve' within these same four domains to develop innovative policy and environmental changes to improve the health and fitness of young children. The 43 participants were either independent, home-based owner/operators, employed through a college-affiliated daycare or preschool, or a Head Start employee. Potential participants were recruited among all licensed childcare providers listed by a county agency in rural Upstate New York. All childcare centers enrolled children who were up to age 5 years. Content analysis for thematic identification was done on transcribed data. Results: Applying Brofenbrenner's (1986) ecological theory this study found that childcare professionals recognize that their role includes controlling and influencing the environmental and social systems that impact the development of healthy dietary habits and lifestyle behaviors. Providers also identified and strategized changes that they can make to improve children's health. Conclusions and Implications: Though more research is needed, engaging the support of childcare profession is a promising avenue to improve the health and fitness of young children.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of Early Childhood Providers in the Prevention of Childhood Overweighten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSellers, Kathleen F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRusso, Theresaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Idaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDennison, Barbara A.en_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen F. Sellers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, School of Nursing, Utica, New York, USA, email: sellerk@sunyit.edu; Theresa Russo, Ph.D.; Ida Baker, MA; Barbara A. Dennison, MDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163247-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This qualitative study determined the role of childcare professionals in the prevention of childhood overweight. Background: Childhood overweight has received increased national attention as a social and health problem. Childcare providers play an increasingly prominent role in the lives of young children and are important in initiating change at the family and childcare level. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Facilitated focus group sessions that included worksheets, flipcharts, and audio-taped discussions were conducted with childcare professionals to ascertain their beliefs and practices in four domains: 1) foods and beverages, 2) physical activity, 3) TV, video, and computer game viewing, and 4) behaviors with respect to eating and/or activity. The researchers and childcare staff then collaboratively identified 'ways to improve' within these same four domains to develop innovative policy and environmental changes to improve the health and fitness of young children. The 43 participants were either independent, home-based owner/operators, employed through a college-affiliated daycare or preschool, or a Head Start employee. Potential participants were recruited among all licensed childcare providers listed by a county agency in rural Upstate New York. All childcare centers enrolled children who were up to age 5 years. Content analysis for thematic identification was done on transcribed data. Results: Applying Brofenbrenner's (1986) ecological theory this study found that childcare professionals recognize that their role includes controlling and influencing the environmental and social systems that impact the development of healthy dietary habits and lifestyle behaviors. Providers also identified and strategized changes that they can make to improve children's health. Conclusions and Implications: Though more research is needed, engaging the support of childcare profession is a promising avenue to improve the health and fitness of young children.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:01Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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