Title

Authoritative Feeding Behaviors to Reduce Child BMI through Online Interventions

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

1-2013

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

Source ISSN

1539-0136

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1111/jspn.12008

Abstract

Purpose.

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.

Results.

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.

Practice Implications.

Online approaches may provide a feasible option for childhood obesity prevention and amelioration.

Comments

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2013): 65-77. DOI.

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