Perception of Parents, Teachers, and Nutritionist on Childhood Obesity and Barriers to Healthy Behavior: A Phenomenological Study

suiraoka, I Putu (2017) Perception of Parents, Teachers, and Nutritionist on Childhood Obesity and Barriers to Healthy Behavior: A Phenomenological Study. [Dataset]

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The worldwide epidemic of childhood obesity is progressing at an alarming rate. Obesity in childhood at high risk of becoming obese in adulthood and potentially experience metabolic disease and degenerative disease in the future. Obesity is not just an individual problem. It is a population problem and should be tackled as such. Various factors causing obesity in children include children's diet, level of physical activity, family factors, child psychological and genetic factors. This paper attempts to explore the problem more closely by conducting a qualitative study, the main objective of which is to determine barriers to a healthy lifestyle and variables that underlie overweight/obesity in children from their parents perspective. This research is a qualitative research with the phenomenological method. A total of 3 focus group discussions and 7 in-depth interviews were conducted, between July and October 2016, to explore parent’s, teacher’s, and nutritionist perceptions about underlying factors of their overweight/obesity and barriers to a healthy behavior. The results of this study show: 1) Perception of informants about healthy children is the ideal weight according to age, able to move normally, able to interact socially, and good communication. 2) Perceptions of obesity susceptibility are the wrong diet such as overeating, joy in one type of food and dislike of other foodstuffs, less physical activity and sedentary behavior 3). Healthy obstacles in obese children include excessive eatingbehavior, difficulty controlling healthy eating behaviors, excessive use of HP/gadgets, computer play, and television viewing, have not found the appeal of exercise and the psychological aspects affecting diet and physical activity. 4) Prevention of childhood obesity includes eating time restrictions, reducing high carbohydrate foods, school canteen cultivation, increasing physical activity of children. Researchers suggest that an obesity prevention program needs to be developed in children by taking into account individual aspects, overcoming environmental barriers and nutrition building in the family and school environment.

Item Type: Dataset
Additional Information: Perception of Parents, Teachers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nutritionist on Childhood Obesity
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Jurusan Gizi
Depositing User: Abdur Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 01:34
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 01:34

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