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Exploring the Weight Loss Strategies Adopted by Overweight and Obese Parent and Child Dyads


Abstract Objectives: This study examines weight loss strategies (eating, physical activity (PA), or both) adopted by overweight or obese (OWOB) parents and children in relation to age, income, gender, education, and race/ethnicity in a predominantly low-income and high minority sample. We also examine if OWOB parent-child dyads employed the same strategies to lose weight, and how these strategies vary by demographic variables.

Methods: Data was compiled from the New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study (NJCOB). A random digit dial household phone survey was used to select 1,708 households with at least one child aged 3-18 years from five cities in New Jersey. There were 231 OWOB parent-child dyads in this sample. Bivariate and multivariate analyses... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Dwaik, Noor Fathi (Author) / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam (Advisor) / Tasevska, Natasha (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / adult obesity / child obesity / parent-child relationships / weight loss strategies
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 182 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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