Global Perspectives of Childhood Obesity: Exploring Thai Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621370
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Level of Evidence:
Cross-Sectional Study
Research Approach:
Quantitative Research
Title:
Global Perspectives of Childhood Obesity: Exploring Thai Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes
Author(s):
Albargawi, Moudi; Snethen, Julia; Alshutwi, Sitah; Yerges, April; Sakunsuntiporn, Wirunpat; Seal, Nuananong; Kelber, Sheryl T.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Nu
Author Details:
Moudi Albargawi, MSN, RN, Beta Delta-at-Large Chapter, Eta Nu Chapter, e-mail: moudi@uwm.edu or msalbargawi@hotmail.com; Julia Snethen, PhD, RN, Eta Nu Chapter, e-mail: julia@uwm.edu; Sitah Alshutwi, PhD, MSN, RN; April Yerges, BSN, RN, CPN; Wirunpat Sakunsuntiporn, PhD, RN; Nuananong Seal, PhD, RN; Sheryl Kelber, MS.
Abstract:

Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to explore Thai Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes regarding Childhood Obesity

Setting: Data was collected from a public hospital in Thailand

Methods: Using Bronfebrenner’s Ecological Systems Model, a descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted with Thai nurses (N = 489) in Thailand. Participants completed the Thai version of the adapted Attitudes Toward Obese Persons Scale: Children’s Version, a 26 item survey developed by Allison (1995).

Results: A majority of the participants (96%) were female, and were bachelor prepared (77%). When compared to children who were categorically normal weight, the majority of nurses perceived that overweight children eat more (89.4%), had poor eating habits (88.3%), and were embarrassed about their weight (75.8%). Thai nurses perceived overweight children as sociable (61%), confident (66.9%), and happy (70.1%) when compared to categorically normal weight children.

Conclusions:  The findings suggest that Thai nurses perceive childhood obesity is related to unhealthy lifestyle practices. Nurses’ responses suggested that overweight children suffer from psychosocial problems.

Implications: Recognizing Thai nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward childhood obesity is helpful for further developing programs and strategies for addressing childhood obesity in Thailand. Further studies are encouraged, to explore nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward childhood obesity from multiple cultural and country perspectives.

Reference

Allison, D. B. (1995). Handbook of Assessment Methods for Eating Behaviors and Weight-Related Problems. Measures, Theory, and Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Keywords:
Childhood obesity; Nurses’ Knowledge; Thai Nurses; Overweight - children
CINAHL Headings:
Pediatric Obesity; Attitude to Obesity; Nursing Knowledge; Nurse Attitudes; Nurse Attitudes--Thailand; Thailand
Repository Posting Date:
17-Apr-2017
Date of Publication:
17-Apr-2017
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
17th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference, Improving Quality and Safety through Research
Conference Host:
Marquette University College of Nursing and the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium
Conference Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelCross-Sectional Studyen
dc.research.approachQuantitative Researchen
dc.titleGlobal Perspectives of Childhood Obesity: Exploring Thai Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes-
dc.contributor.authorAlbargawi, Moudien
dc.contributor.authorSnethen, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorAlshutwi, Sitahen
dc.contributor.authorYerges, Aprilen
dc.contributor.authorSakunsuntiporn, Wirunpaten
dc.contributor.authorSeal, Nuananongen
dc.contributor.authorKelber, Sheryl T.en
dc.contributor.departmentEta Nuen
dc.author.detailsMoudi Albargawi, MSN, RN, Beta Delta-at-Large Chapter, Eta Nu Chapter, e-mail: moudi@uwm.edu or msalbargawi@hotmail.com; Julia Snethen, PhD, RN, Eta Nu Chapter, e-mail: julia@uwm.edu; Sitah Alshutwi, PhD, MSN, RN; April Yerges, BSN, RN, CPN; Wirunpat Sakunsuntiporn, PhD, RN; Nuananong Seal, PhD, RN; Sheryl Kelber, MS.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621370-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The purpose of this investigation was to explore Thai Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes regarding Childhood Obesity</p> <p><strong>Setting:</strong> Data was collected from a public hospital in Thailand</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> Using Bronfebrenner’s Ecological Systems Model, a descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted with Thai nurses (N = 489) in Thailand. Participants completed the Thai version of the adapted Attitudes Toward Obese Persons Scale: Children’s Version, a 26 item survey developed by Allison (1995).</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>A majority of the participants (96%) were female, and were bachelor prepared (77%). When compared to children who were categorically normal weight, the majority of nurses perceived that overweight children eat more (89.4%), had poor eating habits (88.3%), and were embarrassed about their weight (75.8%). Thai nurses perceived overweight children as sociable (61%), confident (66.9%), and happy (70.1%) when compared to categorically normal weight children.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions:  </strong>The findings suggest that Thai nurses perceive childhood obesity is related to unhealthy lifestyle practices. Nurses’ responses suggested that overweight children suffer from psychosocial problems.<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Implications: </strong>Recognizing Thai nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward childhood obesity is helpful for further developing programs and strategies for addressing childhood obesity in Thailand. Further studies are encouraged, to explore nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward childhood obesity from multiple cultural and country perspectives.</p> <p><strong>Reference</strong></p> <p>Allison, D. B. (1995). <em>Handbook of Assessment Methods for Eating Behaviors and Weight-Related Problems. Measures, Theory, and Research.</em> Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications <em></em></p>en
dc.subjectChildhood obesityen
dc.subjectNurses’ Knowledgeen
dc.subjectThai Nursesen
dc.subjectOverweight - childrenen
dc.subject.cinahlPediatric Obesityen
dc.subject.cinahlAttitude to Obesityen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Knowledgeen
dc.subject.cinahlNurse Attitudesen
dc.subject.cinahlNurse Attitudes--Thailanden
dc.subject.cinahlThailanden
dc.date.available2017-04-17T14:38:19Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-17-
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-17T14:38:19Z-
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name17th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference, Improving Quality and Safety through Researchen
dc.conference.hostMarquette University College of Nursing and the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortiumen
dc.conference.locationMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USAen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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