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Teaching new nutrition and physical activity guidelines to mothers to prevent childhood obesity among African American preschoolers
by Ukeje, Callista N., M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 86; 1522657
Abstract (Summary)

The study's purpose was to provide an analysis of the child obesity problem in the United States. The scope was limited to preschool children of African American ancestry, with an emphasis on mothers' education about obesity prevention. The methodology used involved a pretest–posttest research design with subsequent statistical analysis employing the paired samples t test.

The findings demonstrated a highly significant influence of specific targeted training provided to mothers to improve obesity awareness. The conclusion was a need for systematic education of preschool-aged children's mothers on the whole complex of means targeted to prevent children's obesity. A limitation was small sample size; only 10 mothers in a small rural southern California city were included. Time constraint was another limitation; there was not enough time to consider other extraneous factors that may have influenced the results. This study contributes to the identification of influential factors for preventing children's obesity.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Forouzesh, Mohammed R., Long, Eleanor, Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: NursingPublic Health
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Public health
Publication Number: 1522657
ISBN: 978-1-303-02069-8
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