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ERIC Number: EJ1020252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Parent Interest in a School-Based, School Nurse-Led Weight Management Program
Kubik, Martha Y.; Lee, Jiwoo
Journal of School Nursing, v30 n1 p68-74 Feb 2014
Because one in three children is already overweight or obese, school-based interventions targeting secondary obesity prevention merit consideration. This study assessed parent interest in participating in a school-based, school nurse-led weight management program for young school-aged children. A random sample of parents ("n" = 122) of second and fourth grade students in one large midwestern suburban school district completed a mailed survey. Associations between parent and child characteristics and interest in a school nurse-led after school weight management program for children, parent support group, and school nurse meeting with parent and child for weight management education were assessed using multivariate logistic regression. Non-White parents, parents concerned about their child's weight, and parents of girls were significantly more likely to express interest in program components than their counterparts. Future studies that develop, implement, and evaluate school-based, school nurse-led weight management programs targeting children who are overweight and obese merit attention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A