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Barriers and Facilitators of Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood: A Focus on Parents Results from the IDEFICS Study

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Title: Barriers and Facilitators of Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood: A Focus on Parents Results from the IDEFICS Study
Authors: Regber, Susann
Issue Date: 10-Feb-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I.Haerens L, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Barba G, Eiben G, Fernandez J, Hebestreit A, Kovács E, Lasn H, Regber S, Shiakou M, De Henauw S on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Developing the IDEFICS community-based intervention program to enhance eating behaviors in 2- to 8-year-old children: findings from focus groups with children and parents. Health Educ Res. 2009 Jun; 24 (3):381-93. Epub 2008 Jul 5.

II.Regber S, Novak M, Eiben G, Bammann K, De Henauw S, Fernández-Alvira JM, Gwozdz W, Kourides Y, Moreno LA, Molnár D, Pigeot I, Reisch L, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Borup I, Mårild S. Parental perceptions of and concerns about child´s body weight in eight European countries – the IDEFICS study. Pediatr Obes. 2013 Apr;8(2):118-29. Epub 2012 Sep 21.

III. Regber S, Novak M, Eiben G, Lissner L, Hense S, Sandström TZ, Ahrens W, Mårild S. Assessment of selection bias in a health survey of children and families– the IDEFICS Sweden-study. BMC Public Health. 2013 May 1;13(1):418

IV. Regber S, Mårild S, Johansson Hanse J. Barriers to and facilitators of nurse-parent interaction intended to promote healthy weight gain and prevent childhood obesity at Swedish child health centers. BMC Nurs. 2013 Dec 5;12(1):27

Date of Defence: 2014-02-28
Disputation: Fredagen den 28 februari 2014 kl.13.00 i Aulan på Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Nya Varvet, Fredrik Bloms väg 25, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: parents
weight perception
health promotion
Abstract: Background: Childhood obesity has increased dramatically during the past thirty years. Parents are key persons in their children’s lives and their efforts to create healthy lifestyles are very important. However, social and economic determinants of health also affect parents’ opportunities to promote a healthy lifestyle. Aims: To explore barriers and facilitators in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing childhood obesity, focusing on parental roles. Methods and main findings: Three stud... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8926-5
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