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Factors of Overweight/Obesity in Taiwanese Adolescents


Abstract Two studies were conducted to test a model to predict healthy lifestyle behaviors, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) in Taiwanese adolescents by assessing their physical activity and nutrition knowledge, healthy lifestyle beliefs, and perceived difficulty in performing healthy lifestyle behaviors. The study drew upon cognitive behavioral theory to develop this study. The pilot study aimed to test and evaluate psychometric properties of eight Chinese-version scales. The total sample for the pilot study included 186 participants from two middle schools in Taiwan. The mean age was 13.19 for boys and 13.79 for girls. Most scales including Beck Youth Inventory self-concept, Beck Youth Inventory depression, Beck Youth Inventory anxiety... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Chan, Shu-Min (Author) / Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek (Advisor) / Belyea, Michael (Advisor) / Chen, Angela Chia-Chen (Committee member) / Dodgson, Joan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nursing / BMI / Depression / healthy lifestyle behaviors / healthy lifestyle beliefs / overweight / Taiwanese adolescents
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 210 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Nursing and Healthcare Innovation 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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