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ERIC Number: EJ782149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Beyond Parenting Practices: Family Context and the Treatment of Pediatric Obesity
Kitzmann, Katherine M.; Dalton, William T., III; Buscemi, Joanna
Family Relations, v57 n1 p13-23 Jan 2008
Many family-based treatments for pediatric obesity teach specific parenting practices related to weight management. Although youth in these programs show increases in positive health behaviors and reductions in the extent to which they are overweight, most remain overweight after treatment. A recent trend is to create tailored programs for subgroups of families. We examine the possibility of tailoring based on family context, highlighting 3 aspects of family context that have been studied in relation to pediatric obesity: parenting style, family stress, and family emotional climate. We argue that family context may moderate treatment outcomes by altering the effectiveness of health-related parenting practices and discuss the implications of this argument for designing and evaluating tailored programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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