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Article: The Perceptions of Obese School Children in Hong Kong Toward Their Weight-Loss Experience

TitleThe Perceptions of Obese School Children in Hong Kong Toward Their Weight-Loss Experience
Authors
Keywordschild
environment
lifestyle
obesity
school health
self-efficacy
social support
Issue Date2012
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://jsn.sagepub.com
Citation
Journal Of School Nursing, 2012, v. 28 n. 5, p. 370-378 How to Cite?
AbstractMost studies related to addressing weight management of obese children have focused on understanding the perceptions of parents and health professionals. This study identifies the factors that obese children who have tried to lose weight perceive as affecting their efforts. This descriptive qualitative study has sought to identify factors affecting obese children's weight-loss decision making and process and to explore the development of an effective weight-loss program. This study screened 603 primary school children equivalent to U.S. Grades 5 and 6 of age 10-12. Seventy-nine out of 93 obese children who had been trying on their own to lose weight for at least 1 month formed 6 focus groups. Four themes were identified: Making the decision, self-efficacy, social influences, and environmental constraints. The results suggest that the design of a weight-loss program for obese children should include the contribution of family members, school, and health professionals. © The Author(s) 2012.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149230
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.932
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.407
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dc.contributor.authorWong, EMYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSit, JWHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTarrant, MAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, MMHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-22T06:31:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-22T06:31:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of School Nursing, 2012, v. 28 n. 5, p. 370-378en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1059-8405en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149230-
dc.description.abstractMost studies related to addressing weight management of obese children have focused on understanding the perceptions of parents and health professionals. This study identifies the factors that obese children who have tried to lose weight perceive as affecting their efforts. This descriptive qualitative study has sought to identify factors affecting obese children's weight-loss decision making and process and to explore the development of an effective weight-loss program. This study screened 603 primary school children equivalent to U.S. Grades 5 and 6 of age 10-12. Seventy-nine out of 93 obese children who had been trying on their own to lose weight for at least 1 month formed 6 focus groups. Four themes were identified: Making the decision, self-efficacy, social influences, and environmental constraints. The results suggest that the design of a weight-loss program for obese children should include the contribution of family members, school, and health professionals. © The Author(s) 2012.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://jsn.sagepub.com-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of School Nursingen_HK
dc.subjectchilden_HK
dc.subjectenvironmenten_HK
dc.subjectlifestyleen_HK
dc.subjectobesityen_HK
dc.subjectschool healthen_HK
dc.subjectself-efficacyen_HK
dc.subjectsocial supporten_HK
dc.titleThe Perceptions of Obese School Children in Hong Kong Toward Their Weight-Loss Experienceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTarrant, MA: tarrantm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1059840512440176en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume28en_HK
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