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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308041
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parents' Perception of Familial Health and Well-being
Author(s):
Snethen, Julia; Kotchen, Jane Morley; Tennies, Sherry A,; Castro, Erica; Frenn, Marilyn; Goretzke, Maribeth; Sherburne, Eileen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Julia Snethen, PhD, RN, julia@uwm.edu; Jane Morley Kotchen, MD, MPH; Sherry A, Tennies, MSN-Ed, BSN, BBA, RN; Erica Castro, SN; Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN; Maribeth Goretzke, MS, RN, BSN, ADN; Eileen Sherburne, MSN, FNP-BC, ACNS-BC, CRRN, WCC
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

                                             Parents' Perception of Familial Health and Well-being

Abstract

Background:  According to the World Health Organization (2012), population health related to childhood obesity prevention is a growing global public health concern. Parents are critical stakeholders in the prevention of childhood obesity. Exploring parents' perspectives of barriers and facilitators to obesity prevention and health promotion is one way to identify key strategies to move this initiative forward.   

Purpose:The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine parents' perceptions of the health and well-being of their family and explore concerns/issues parents might have regarding promoting and maintaining the health of their family.

 Method:Using Bronfenbrenner’s (2005) ecological model as theoretical framework, 6 focus groups were conducted. Participants were employed parents (n = 32) with children 2-18 years, recruited from diverse employment settings in a midsize Midwestern city. Topics covered included perspectives on health, nutrition, physical activity, and the health and well-being of their family. Recorded data was transcribed verbatim and analyzed thematically.

 Results:  Participants were mothers (72%), Caucasian (81%), family income >$75,000/yr (53%) and college educated (66%). Parents did not report that family members were unhealthy, yet all struggled with health promotion issues in the family. Differing parent and child beliefs and familial unit cultural norms contributed to the struggles. Themes emerging from the data included: “It’s Hard to Find Balance”, “Family Health is a Challenge”, “Social Pressure to Go Along with Others”, and “Social Interactions From a Distance”. 

Conclusions: Parents expressed a desire for their family to be healthy. Effectively addressing barriers and facilitators to health promotion needs to include initiating and maintaining strategies to minimize the identified struggles while maximizing the self-management strategies within the family.

 

Keywords:
Parents; Prevention; childhood obesity
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParents' Perception of Familial Health and Well-beingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSnethen, Juliaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKotchen, Jane Morleyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTennies, Sherry A,en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCastro, Ericaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrenn, Marilynen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGoretzke, Maribethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSherburne, Eileenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsJulia Snethen, PhD, RN, julia@uwm.edu; Jane Morley Kotchen, MD, MPH; Sherry A, Tennies, MSN-Ed, BSN, BBA, RN; Erica Castro, SN; Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN; Maribeth Goretzke, MS, RN, BSN, ADN; Eileen Sherburne, MSN, FNP-BC, ACNS-BC, CRRN, WCCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308041-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>                                             Parents' Perception of Familial Health and Well-being</b><p align="center">Abstract <p><b>Background:</b>  According to the World Health Organization (2012), population health related to childhood obesity prevention is a growing global public health concern. Parents are critical stakeholders in the prevention of childhood obesity. Exploring parents' perspectives of barriers and facilitators to obesity prevention and health promotion is one way to identify key strategies to move this initiative forward.    <p><b>Purpose:</b>The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine parents' perceptions of the health and well-being of their family and explore concerns/issues parents might have regarding promoting and maintaining the health of their family. <p><b> </b><b>Method:</b>Using Bronfenbrenner’s (2005) ecological model as theoretical framework, 6 focus groups were conducted. Participants were employed parents (n = 32) with children 2-18 years, recruited from diverse employment settings in a midsize Midwestern city. Topics covered included perspectives on health, nutrition, physical activity, and the health and well-being of their family. Recorded data was transcribed verbatim and analyzed thematically. <p><b> </b><b>Results:</b>  Participants were mothers (72%), Caucasian (81%), family income >$75,000/yr (53%) and college educated (66%). Parents did not report that family members were unhealthy, yet all struggled with health promotion issues in the family. Differing parent and child beliefs and familial unit cultural norms contributed to the struggles. Themes emerging from the data included: “It’s Hard to Find Balance”, “Family Health is a Challenge”, “Social Pressure to Go Along with Others”, and “Social Interactions From a Distance”.  <p><b>Conclusions: </b>Parents expressed a desire for their family to be healthy. Effectively addressing barriers and facilitators to health promotion needs to include initiating and maintaining strategies to minimize the identified struggles while maximizing the self-management strategies within the family. <p><b> </b>en_GB
dc.subjectParentsen_GB
dc.subjectPreventionen_GB
dc.subjectchildhood obesityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:05Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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