Enrolling Caregivers in Obesity Interventions to Improve Obesity-Related Outcomes in Children

Hannah Bessette, Min Kyoung Song, Karen Lyons, Sydnee Stoyles, Christopher Lee, Lissi Hansen, Kerri Winters-Stone

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Abstract

In this study, we assessed the influences of change in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)/sedentary time (ST) of caregivers participating in a commercial weight-loss program on their children’s change in MVPA/ST. Data from 29 caregivers and their children were collected over 8 weeks. We used multivariable linear regression to assess associations of changes in caregiver’s percent of time spent in MVPA/ST and changes in their child’s percent of time spent in MVPA/ST. For caregivers that decreased body mass index (BMI) over 8 weeks, changes in caregivers’ MVPA was strongly associated with the change in children’s MVPA (β = 2.61 [95% CI: 0.45, 4.77]) compared to caregivers who maintained/increased BMI (β = 0.24 [–2.16, 2.64]). Changes in caregivers’ ST was strongly associated with changes in children’s ST (β = 2.42 [1.02, 3.81]) compared to caregivers who maintained/increased BMI (β = 0.35 [–0.45, 1.14]). Findings reinforce encouraging caregivers to enroll in weight-loss programs for the benefit of their children as well as for themselves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWestern journal of nursing research
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • cardiovascular
  • clinical focus
  • community
  • exercise
  • health behavior/symptom focus
  • location of care
  • parenting/families
  • pediatrics
  • population focus
  • population focus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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