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Understanding the day-to-day lives of obese children and their families

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This study investigated the daily lives of obese children and their families to better understand factors influencing weight-related behaviors. A multiple case study design was implemented with 6 obese children and their families. Participant observations occurred in different settings from when the children woke until they went to bed, yielding approximately 95 hours of data per family. Lack of parenting skills and role modeling, environments encouraging poor weight-related behaviors, low self-awareness and enjoyment of sedentary activities were common themes. Child obesity involves a complex set of factors interacting to place a child at risk of developing weight problems.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Puglisi, L. M., Okely, A. D., Pearson, P. & Vialle, W. (2013). Understanding the day-to-day lives of obese children and their families. Family and Community Health, 36 (1), 42-50.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84870175924

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/455

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 42

End Page


  • 50

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This study investigated the daily lives of obese children and their families to better understand factors influencing weight-related behaviors. A multiple case study design was implemented with 6 obese children and their families. Participant observations occurred in different settings from when the children woke until they went to bed, yielding approximately 95 hours of data per family. Lack of parenting skills and role modeling, environments encouraging poor weight-related behaviors, low self-awareness and enjoyment of sedentary activities were common themes. Child obesity involves a complex set of factors interacting to place a child at risk of developing weight problems.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Puglisi, L. M., Okely, A. D., Pearson, P. & Vialle, W. (2013). Understanding the day-to-day lives of obese children and their families. Family and Community Health, 36 (1), 42-50.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84870175924

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/455

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 42

End Page


  • 50

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States