Influencing Factors in Childhood Obesity Based on an Ecological Model: Findings from Focus Group Interviews

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303905
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influencing Factors in Childhood Obesity Based on an Ecological Model: Findings from Focus Group Interviews
Author(s):
Kim, Hee Soon; Ma, Yumi; Park, Kye-yeong; Yun, Hyunjung; Park, Jiyoung
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Sigma Theta Tau
Author Details:
Hee Soon Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, khssoon@yuhs.ac; Yumi Ma, MSN, RN; Kye-yeong Park, BSN, RN; Hyunjung Yun, MSN, RN; Jiyoung Park, MSN, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: The current study aimed at describing influencing factors in childhood obesity by applying an ecological model to develop multi-level intervention.

Methods: Two focus groups with 15 children, two focus groups with 16 parents, and one focus group with 7 community health providers were conducted. A standard manual with open-ended questions was developed. Content analysis methods were used to identify key findings through independent reviews.

Results: Findings were classified with multi-level focuses based on the ecological model. 1) Intrapersonal: Obese children described bad eating habits (e.g. fasting eating, unbalanced eating, eating a high-calorie snack between meals) and lack of the opportunity for outdoor activities. They also expressed obesity-related stress in their social interactions with siblings and friends. 2) Interpersonal: Parents mentioned lack of the effective coping skills to manage their children. Working parents especially said they tended to have children eat fast and prefer favorable instant food to save cooking time. 3) Community: Community health providers explained major barriers were parents and school staffs’ lack of awareness of the importance of obesity management and uncollaboration between schools and government institutions.

Conclusion: These findings provide fundamental data to develop multi-level intervention which can be the most effective strategies for obese children.

Keywords:
Childhood Obesity; Ecological Model; Focus Group Interview
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluencing Factors in Childhood Obesity Based on an Ecological Model: Findings from Focus Group Interviewsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, Hee Soonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMa, Yumien_GB
dc.contributor.authorPark, Kye-yeongen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYun, Hyunjungen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPark, Jiyoungen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSigma Theta Tauen_GB
dc.author.detailsHee Soon Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, khssoon@yuhs.ac; Yumi Ma, MSN, RN; Kye-yeong Park, BSN, RN; Hyunjung Yun, MSN, RN; Jiyoung Park, MSN, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303905-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The current study aimed at describing influencing factors in childhood obesity by applying an ecological model to develop multi-level intervention. <p><b>Methods: </b>Two focus groups with 15 children, two focus groups with 16 parents, and one focus group with 7 community health providers were conducted. A standard manual with open-ended questions was developed. Content analysis methods were used to identify key findings through independent reviews. <p><b>Results: </b>Findings were classified with multi-level focuses based on the ecological model. 1) Intrapersonal: Obese children described bad eating habits (e.g. fasting eating, unbalanced eating, eating a high-calorie snack between meals) and lack of the opportunity for outdoor activities. They also expressed obesity-related stress in their social interactions with siblings and friends. 2) Interpersonal: Parents mentioned lack of the effective coping skills to manage their children. Working parents especially said they tended to have children eat fast and prefer favorable instant food to save cooking time. 3) Community: Community health providers explained major barriers were parents and school staffs’ lack of awareness of the importance of obesity management and uncollaboration between schools and government institutions. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>These findings provide fundamental data to develop multi-level intervention which can be the most effective strategies for obese children.en_GB
dc.subjectChildhood Obesityen_GB
dc.subjectEcological Modelen_GB
dc.subjectFocus Group Interviewen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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