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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211529
Type:
Research Study
Title:
VALIDATING A MEASURE FOR OBESITY RISK KNOWLEDGE IN ADOLESCENTS
Abstract:
Specific Aims of the Study: The purpose of this research is to revise a previously utilized tool for measuring obesity risk knowledge in adolescents.  This investigator’s previous research with the Obesity Risk Knowledge-10 (ORK10) did not demonstrate an acceptable Chronbach’s alpha. Original design for this tool was completed in 2005 in Great Britain with adult participants (Swift et al, 2005). This investigator believes the reading level of the instrument and the inclusion of several questions that were not culturally sensitive needed to be examined and the instrument  revised to be age appropriate as well as culturally sensitive in the population  included in the study. Background for the Study: Despite comprehensive campaigns geared toward the individual, family and community concerning the risks of obesity, the number of adolescents and adults who meet the criteria for obesity continues to rise.  Knowledge of risks continues to be an area that is important to examine when studying health behaviors. Multiple studies found in the literature demonstrate that lack of knowledge concerning obesity risks does indeed exist even at a time when public campaigns dedicated to education on this topic are extensive and inclusive. Research Methodology: The current study was initiated in January, 2010 and was completed in May, 2011. There are four  phases to the study.  Mixed methods were included. Phase one:  A focus group was conducted with 20 adolescents as a means of "translating" the instrument (ORK-10) into language easily comprehended by 12-15 year olds. Phase two:  (Pilot study) ORK-10R  data collected from students (N = 110) attending 2 southern California middle schools.  Phase three: Content experts reviewed responses and instrument reworded to reflect age-appropriate verbiage. Phase four:  ORK-10R completed by focus group of 33 adolescents. Results: Statistical analysis was completed in Phase four to determine reliability/validity level of this measure including stability among subjects with resulting Chronbach’s alpha = .70. Implications to Nursing: The plan is to place this tool in primary healthcare settings to be used by family nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners, family practice physicians, pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, etc. as a means of establishing a baseline of knowledge regarding the patient and the parent’s level of obesity risk knowledge. This will, in turn, will assist the practitioner in establishing a plan of care addressing the issues of overweight and obesity.
Keywords:
adolescent health; Risk Factors; Obesity
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
4600
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleVALIDATING A MEASURE FOR OBESITY RISK KNOWLEDGE IN ADOLESCENTSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211529-
dc.description.abstractSpecific Aims of the Study: The purpose of this research is to revise a previously utilized tool for measuring obesity risk knowledge in adolescents.  This investigator’s previous research with the Obesity Risk Knowledge-10 (ORK10) did not demonstrate an acceptable Chronbach’s alpha. Original design for this tool was completed in 2005 in Great Britain with adult participants (Swift et al, 2005). This investigator believes the reading level of the instrument and the inclusion of several questions that were not culturally sensitive needed to be examined and the instrument  revised to be age appropriate as well as culturally sensitive in the population  included in the study. Background for the Study: Despite comprehensive campaigns geared toward the individual, family and community concerning the risks of obesity, the number of adolescents and adults who meet the criteria for obesity continues to rise.  Knowledge of risks continues to be an area that is important to examine when studying health behaviors. Multiple studies found in the literature demonstrate that lack of knowledge concerning obesity risks does indeed exist even at a time when public campaigns dedicated to education on this topic are extensive and inclusive. Research Methodology: The current study was initiated in January, 2010 and was completed in May, 2011. There are four  phases to the study.  Mixed methods were included. Phase one:  A focus group was conducted with 20 adolescents as a means of "translating" the instrument (ORK-10) into language easily comprehended by 12-15 year olds. Phase two:  (Pilot study) ORK-10R  data collected from students (N = 110) attending 2 southern California middle schools.  Phase three: Content experts reviewed responses and instrument reworded to reflect age-appropriate verbiage. Phase four:  ORK-10R completed by focus group of 33 adolescents. Results: Statistical analysis was completed in Phase four to determine reliability/validity level of this measure including stability among subjects with resulting Chronbach’s alpha = .70. Implications to Nursing: The plan is to place this tool in primary healthcare settings to be used by family nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners, family practice physicians, pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, etc. as a means of establishing a baseline of knowledge regarding the patient and the parent’s level of obesity risk knowledge. This will, in turn, will assist the practitioner in establishing a plan of care addressing the issues of overweight and obesity.en_GB
dc.subjectadolescent healthen_GB
dc.subjectRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.subjectObesityen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:00:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:00:28Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:00:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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