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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Obesity among Latino children
by Okwuosa, Veronica A., M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 79; 1522591
Abstract (Summary)

Obesity is described as a chronic disease affecting adults, children, and adolescents. It has become a significant burden for the healthcare system and is considered one of the top health problems contributing to severe complications from childhood through adulthood. Obesity represents one of the most worrisome health problems in the United States, because it directly affects the health of individuals.

The research objective was to educate parents and grandparents of Latino children under age 17 regarding the importance of healthy food choices and physical activity. The aim was to empower parents and grandparents to practice health promotion and disease prevention. A descriptive design with pretest and posttest was utilized to indicate the knowledge gained by participants after the instructional phase. The result of the data analysis indicated an increase for the majority of participants regarding their level of understanding about healthy eating and the importance of physical activity.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Guilliaum, Mercedes, Kumrow, David E.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Community college education, Educational tests & measurements, Health education
Publication Number: 1522591
ISBN: 978-1-303-02003-2
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