An intervention for multiethnic obese parents and overweight children

Diane Berry, Mary Savoye, Gail D'Eramo Melkus, Margaret Grey

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Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the effects of the addition of coping skills training for obese multiethnic parents whose overweight children were attending a weight management program. At 6 months, parents in the experimental group had significantly lower body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage (BFP) and higher numbers of pedometer steps compared with those in the control group. Parents in the experimental group also demonstrated significant improvement in interpersonal relationships, behavior control, and stress management compared with those in the control group. Children in the experimental group demonstrated trends toward decreased BMI and BFP and increased pedometer steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

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An intervention for multiethnic obese parents and overweight children. / Berry, Diane; Savoye, Mary; D'Eramo Melkus, Gail; Grey, Margaret.

In: Applied Nursing Research, Vol. 20, No. 2, 05.2007, p. 63-71.

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Berry, Diane ; Savoye, Mary ; D'Eramo Melkus, Gail ; Grey, Margaret. / An intervention for multiethnic obese parents and overweight children. In: Applied Nursing Research. 2007 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 63-71.
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