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Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
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The purpose of the study was to examine the feasibility and initial efficacies of parent- and/or child-focused online interventions and variables correlated with child body mass index percentile change.
Design and Methods.
A feasibility and cluster randomized controlled pilot study was used.
Recruitment was more effective at parent–teacher conferences compared with when materials were sent home with fifth- to eighth-grade culturally diverse students. Retention was 90% for students and 62–74% for parents. Authoritative parent feeding behaviors were associated with lower child body mass index. A larger study is warranted.
Online approaches may provide a feasible option for childhood obesity prevention and amelioration.
Frenn, Marilyn; Pruszynski, Jessica E.; Felzer, Holly; and Zhang, Jiannan, "Authoritative Feeding Behaviors to Reduce Child BMI through Online Interventions" (2013). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 311.
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