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Parental Understanding and Motivation in the Management of Childhood Obesity

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10.7727/wimj.2018.116
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The study showed that parents were not good at assessing their child’s weight status and had a limited understanding of the present and future consequences of their child being overweight or obese. They were however motivated to implement a healthy diet and exercise to their child’s daily routine but felt more confident with the former.

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Objective: To assess the extent to which parental understanding and motivation influence their efforts to manage the obese child; with special emphasis on eating habits and physical activity.

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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2019

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