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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202088
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parental Perception of Child Weight and Health in Primary Care
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Significance: This study examines parents’ perception of their child’s weight and overall health, and assesses demographic factors.  Purpose:  To examine parental perceptions of their child's weight and health. Design: Subjects were recruited at Pediatric Partners of Chamblee, a primary care clinic of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Georgia. An anonymous paper and pencil questionnaire was distributed to parents during well-care visits for children from 2 to 17 years of age. Methods: Parents or caregivers were surveyed about their child’s weight and health and general questions about overweight and obesity.  They also selected a sketch that most represented their child’s current status.  Questions assess how parents see their children both in descriptive terms and using pictures that evaluate weight. In addition, parents describe children’s exercise, diet and family history. Further, both parents and children were weighed and measured to evaluate whether the caregiver’s BMI classification is related to the child’s BMI classification. Results:  289 surveys collecte, 75% were <9 years old, 49.5% were male, 91.7% were Hispanic, 5.9% were black; 17% were overweight and 23.2% were obese.  Parents of obese children classified the children as “obese” 7.6% of the time when selecting a picture.  In terms of the descriptive terms, the parents selected the terms “little overweight” and “overweight” for the obese children 15.3% of the time.   Implications:  The data gathered from this research study will provide the basis for creation of a targeted intervention strategy to address obesity in the context of primary care.  Specifically, future educational programs will address parents’ tendency to inaccurately estimate their child’s weight whether they are normal, overweight or obese in a culturally sensitive manner.
Keywords:
health; children weight; parental perception
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParental Perception of Child Weight and Health in Primary Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202088-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Significance: This study examines parents’ perception of their child’s weight and overall health, and assesses demographic factors.  Purpose:  To examine parental perceptions of their child's weight and health. Design: Subjects were recruited at Pediatric Partners of Chamblee, a primary care clinic of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Georgia. An anonymous paper and pencil questionnaire was distributed to parents during well-care visits for children from 2 to 17 years of age. Methods: Parents or caregivers were surveyed about their child’s weight and health and general questions about overweight and obesity.  They also selected a sketch that most represented their child’s current status.  Questions assess how parents see their children both in descriptive terms and using pictures that evaluate weight. In addition, parents describe children’s exercise, diet and family history. Further, both parents and children were weighed and measured to evaluate whether the caregiver’s BMI classification is related to the child’s BMI classification. Results:  289 surveys collecte, 75% were <9 years old, 49.5% were male, 91.7% were Hispanic, 5.9% were black; 17% were overweight and 23.2% were obese.  Parents of obese children classified the children as “obese” 7.6% of the time when selecting a picture.  In terms of the descriptive terms, the parents selected the terms “little overweight” and “overweight” for the obese children 15.3% of the time.   Implications:  The data gathered from this research study will provide the basis for creation of a targeted intervention strategy to address obesity in the context of primary care.  Specifically, future educational programs will address parents’ tendency to inaccurately estimate their child’s weight whether they are normal, overweight or obese in a culturally sensitive manner.en_GB
dc.subjecthealthen_GB
dc.subjectchildren weighten_GB
dc.subjectparental perceptionen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:09:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:09:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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