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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304505
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Familial Affects on Obesity in Korean-American Preschool-Age Children
Author(s):
Park, So Hyun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Lambda
Author Details:
So Hyun Park, MSN, ils111sh@gmail.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

This study aims to (1) describe the family background, family system, child’s routines, childcare situation, and overweight/obesity among Korean-American (KA) preschool-age children, (2) identify the relationships among the family system, the child’s routines, childcare, and overweight/obesity in the children, and (3) identify whether child’s routines and childcare situation mediate the relationship between the family system and the overweight/obesity among KA preschool-age children.

Methods: A cross-sectional, quantitative research design will be used from 175 self-identified KA mothers who are the primary caregiver and reside with a child aged 2 to 5. Data will be collected from daycare centers and KA churches in KA communities in the Chicago metropolitan area. Prior to actual data collection, focus group interviews and cognitive interviews will be conducted to obtain KA mothers’ perspectives regarding childhood obesity and to develop questionnaire items. Preschool-age children’s weights and heights will be measured; then KA mothers will complete the self-administered questionnaire in a quiet room. The questionnaire will be prepared in both Korean and English versions, and it will take approximately 1 hour to complete. The SPSS PROCESS statistical program will be used to examine family influences on obesity in KA preschool-age children.

Results: The results of this study will be analyzed after completing the data collection.

Conclusion:

The findings of this study can provide better understanding of KA families and predict influencing factors on overweight/obesity among KA preschool-age children. Thus, the findings can be used to develop a culturally appropriate intervention to decrease and prevent overweight/obesity among the children.

Keywords:
Korean-American; Family; Childhood obesity
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.
Note:
This 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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamilial Affects on Obesity in Korean-American Preschool-Age Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPark, So Hyunen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSo Hyun Park, MSN, ils111sh@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304505-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>This study aims to (1) describe the family background, family system, child’s routines, childcare situation, and overweight/obesity among Korean-American (KA) preschool-age children, (2) identify the relationships among the family system, the child’s routines, childcare, and overweight/obesity in the children, and (3) identify whether child’s routines and childcare situation mediate the relationship between the family system and the overweight/obesity among KA preschool-age children. <p><b>Methods: </b>A cross-sectional, quantitative research design will be used from 175 self-identified KA mothers who are the primary caregiver and reside with a child aged 2 to 5. Data will be collected from daycare centers and KA churches in KA communities in the Chicago metropolitan area. Prior to actual data collection, focus group interviews and cognitive interviews will be conducted to obtain KA mothers’ perspectives regarding childhood obesity and to develop questionnaire items. Preschool-age children’s weights and heights will be measured; then KA mothers will complete the self-administered questionnaire in a quiet room. The questionnaire will be prepared in both Korean and English versions, and it will take approximately 1 hour to complete. The SPSS PROCESS statistical program will be used to examine family influences on obesity in KA preschool-age children. <p><b>Results: </b> The results of this study will be analyzed after completing the data collection. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p class="Default">The findings of this study can provide better understanding of KA families and predict influencing factors on overweight/obesity among KA preschool-age children. Thus, the findings can be used to develop a culturally appropriate intervention to decrease and prevent overweight/obesity among the children.en_GB
dc.subjectKorean-Americanen_GB
dc.subjectFamilyen_GB
dc.subjectChildhood obesityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:26Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:26Z-
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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