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ERIC Number: EJ1005914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Child Disinhibition, Parent Restriction, and Child Body Mass Index in Low-Income Preschool Families
Sparks, Martha A.; Radnitz, Cynthia L.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v45 n1 p82-85 Jan-Feb 2013
Objective: To examine both unique and interactive effects of parent restrictive feeding and child disinhibited eating behavior on child body mass index (BMI) in low-income Latino and African American preschoolers. Methods: The sample included 229 parent-child pairs, the majority of whom were low-income and Latino (57%) or African American (25%). Parents completed self-report measures, and researchers collected anthropometric data. Results: Multiple regression analysis indicated a restriction-disinhibition interaction; high restriction/high disinhibition predicted higher BMI, and high restriction/low disinhibition predicted lower BMI. Conclusions and Implications: Although limited by the observational, cross-sectional design, results indicate that parent and child behaviors interact to produce maladaptive weight outcomes, and practitioners should consider both when counseling families. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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