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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221421/a-qualitative-study-of-latino-grandparents-involvement-in-and-support-for-grandchildren-s-leisure-time-physical-activity
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Hui Xie, Linda L Caldwell, Steven Loy, Mayra Robledo
BACKGROUND: Latino grandparents are often involved in rearing of grandchildren. However, their roles in promoting Latino children's leisure time physical activity (LTPA) have been largely overlooked by researchers. AIM: The purpose of this study is to examine Latino grandparents' involvement in and support for grandchildren's (age 2-12) LTPA as well as issues facing Latino grandparents. METHOD: Participants included 53 Latino grandparents who lived with/cared for or used to live with/care for grandchildren of 2 to 12 years old in three low-income areas of Los Angeles County...
December 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164940/applying-ecological-frameworks-in-obesity-intervention-studies-in-hispanic-latino-youth-a-systematic-review
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Carmen Kiraly, Melanie T Turk, Melissa A Kalarchian, Cheryl Shaffer
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, Hispanic children have higher rates of obesity compared with non-Hispanic White children. An ecological framework provides a holistic view of the environment to which Hispanic/Latino children are exposed that can potentially inform prevention and treatment initiatives for this vulnerable population. METHOD: This systematic review examines the existing evidence on the use of an ecological framework in intervention studies targeting overweight and obesity in Hispanic youth from birth to 8 years...
September 2017: Hispanic Health Care International: the Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133327/easier-said-than-done-a-qualitative-study-conducted-in-the-usa-exploring-latino-family-child-care-home-providers-as-role-models-for-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-behaviours
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Mary L Greaney, Sherrie F Wallington, Julie A Wright
OBJECTIVE: Latinos are the largest and most rapidly growing minority population group in the USA and are disproportionally affected by obesity and related chronic diseases. Child care providers likely influence the eating and physical activity behaviours of children in their care, and therefore are important targets for interventions designed to prevent childhood obesity. Nonetheless, there is a paucity of research examining the behaviours of family child care home (FCCH) providers and whether they model healthy eating and physical activity behaviours...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096651/obstacles-to-preventing-obesity-in-children-aged-2-to-5%C3%A2-years-latino-mothers-and-fathers-experiences-and-perceptions-of-their-urban-environments
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Carlos Penilla, Jeanne M Tschann, Emma V Sanchez-Vaznaugh, Elena Flores, Emily J Ozer
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity among Latino children is alarmingly high, when compared to non-Latino White children. Low-income Latino parents living in urban areas, even if they are well-educated, face obstacles that shape familial health behaviors. This study used qualitative methods to explore parents' experiences in providing meals and opportunities to play to their children aged 2 to 5 years. In contrast to most prior studies, this study examined perceptions of familial behaviors among both mothers and fathers...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082322/study-protocol-for-a-home-based-obesity-prevention-program-in-latino-preschool-children
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Sharon E Taverno Ross, Patricia I Documet, Russell R Pate, Ivonne Smith-Tapia, Lisa M Wisniewski, Bethany B Gibbs
PURPOSE: This paper describes the study design for ANDALE Pittsburgh, a culturally-appropriate, family-based intervention to promote a healthy weight in Latino preschool children. METHODS/DESIGN: The study was organized into two major phases: Phase I: Conduct focus groups with 30 Latino parents of preschool children to inform the development of a culturally-appropriate intervention; Phase II: Test the feasibility and effectiveness of the intervention with 50 families...
July 15, 2017: Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994358/a-qualitative-study-conducted-in-the-usa-exploring-latino-fathers-beliefs-attitudes-and-practices-related-to-their-young-children-s-eating-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviours
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Sherrie F Wallington, Mario A Muñoz, Mary L Greaney
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence documents fathers' influential role in their children's eating, physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviours (SB). We aimed to expand limited existing research examining fathers' influence in these areas by exploring Latino fathers' beliefs, attitudes and practices related to eating, PA and SB of their young children. DESIGN: Seven focus group discussions were conducted in Spanish with Latino fathers (n 28) of children aged 2-8 years...
October 10, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969899/factors-affecting-nutrition-and-physical-activity-behaviors-of-hispanic-families-with-young-children-implications-for-obesity-policies-and-programs
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Jamie Stang, Zobeida Bonilla
OBJECTIVE: To determine preferred policies and programs to prevent obesity and diabetes as identified by parents and caregivers of 3- to 5-year-old Latino children. DESIGN: Constructs from the Social Ecological Model were used to develop 10 focus group and key informant interview questions. SETTING: Community venues and schools in St Paul, MN. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 64 parents and caregivers and 20 key informants provided comments...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836983/family-based-childhood-obesity-prevention-interventions-a-systematic-review-and-quantitative-content-analysis
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Tayla Ash, Alen Agaronov, Ta'Loria Young, Alyssa Aftosmes-Tobio, Kirsten K Davison
BACKGROUND: A wide range of interventions has been implemented and tested to prevent obesity in children. Given parents' influence and control over children's energy-balance behaviors, including diet, physical activity, media use, and sleep, family interventions are a key strategy in this effort. The objective of this study was to profile the field of recent family-based childhood obesity prevention interventions by employing systematic review and quantitative content analysis methods to identify gaps in the knowledge base...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803597/somali-latino-and-hmong-parents-perceptions-and-approaches-about-raising-healthy-weight-children-a-community-based-participatory-research-study
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Chrisa Arcan, Kathleen A Culhane-Pera, Shannon Pergament, Maira Rosas-Lee, Mai Bao Xiong
OBJECTIVE: Immigrants in the USA are confronted with health disparities, including childhood obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases. We aimed to identify perceptions of childhood body weight, approaches to raising healthy children and desires for supportive programmes of Somali, Latino and Hmong (SLM) parents in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. DESIGN: Using community-based participatory research, ten focus groups (FG) were conducted with sixty-seven parents (n 28 Somali, three FG; n 19 Latino, four FG; n 20 Hmong, three FG) of 3-12-year-old children in their native language...
August 14, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476328/association-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-between-hispanic-latino-parents-and-youth-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latino-youth
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Mercedes R Carnethon, Guadalupe X Ayala, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Virginia Bishop, Martha L Daviglus, Alan M Delamater, Linda C Gallo, Krista Perreira, Elizabeth Pulgaron, Samantha Reina, Gregory A Talavera, Linda H Van Horn, Carmen R Isasi
PURPOSE: Hispanic/Latinos have a high burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors which may begin at young ages. We tested the association of CVD risk factors between Hispanic/Latino parents and their children. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Youth study. Girls (n = 674) and boys (n = 667) aged 8 to 16 years (mean age 12.1 years) and their parents (n = 942) had their CVD risk factors measured...
April 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398853/the-association-of-parental-caregiver-chronic-stress-with-youth-obesity-findings-from-the-study-of-latino-youth-and-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-sociocultural-ancillary-study
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Carmen R Isasi, Simin Hua, Molly Jung, Mercedes R Carnethon, Krista Perreira, Denise C Vidot, Christian R Salazar, Jessica L McCurley, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Linda Van Horn, Alan M Delamater, Maria M Llabre, Linda C Gallo
BACKGROUND: Prior studies indicate that chronic stress is associated with obesity in adults. However, whether parental/caregiver stress is associated with obesity in their offspring has not been widely examined in Hispanic/Latino populations. In this study, we evaluated the role of caregiver chronic stress on child obesity and whether home food environment or child lifestyle behaviors explained the association. METHODS: The study included a sample of Hispanic/Latino youth and their caregivers (n = 473) from the Study of Latinos (SOL) Youth study and the Hispanic Community Health Study/SOL Sociocultural Study, which enrolled children aged 8-16 years from four cities (Bronx, Chicago, Miami, and San Diego), and provided assessments of adult chronic stress...
August 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213132/surveillance-or-engagement-children-s-conflicts-during-health-maintenance-visits
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Sarah Polk, Russell Horwitz, Shaina Longway, Alfonso Bonilla, Kate Fothergill, Marc Karver, Peter Salmon, Lawrence Wissow
OBJECTIVE: School-aged health maintenance visits seek to prevent or intervene early with health issues of lifelong importance. Little is known about what children expect to happen in these visits or how they experience them, factors related to their engagement as active collaborators in care. METHODS: Thirty children (53% Latino, 27% African-American, and 20% white) ages 7 to 11 years were video recorded during a health maintenance visit and then interviewed while reviewing the videos...
September 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092060/parenting-self-efficacy-parent-depression-and-healthy-childhood-behaviors-in-a-low-income-minority-population-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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William J Heerman, Julie Lounds Taylor, Kenneth A Wallston, Shari L Barkin
Objectives Childhood obesity prevention and treatment depends, in part, on parents acting as agents of change for their children. Our objective was to measure the associations between parenting self-efficacy, parent depressive symptoms, and preschool child behaviors that support healthy growth. Methods We performed a cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a randomized controlled trial. Parenting self-efficacy was measured using a 5-item version of the Parenting Sense of Competence (PSOC-5) scale (α= 0...
May 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032816/ethnic-differences-in-impact-of-physical-activity-program-on-psychological-symptoms-in-youth
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Jocelyn S Carter, Sabrina Karczewski, Draycen D DeCator, Alescia M Hollowell
BACKGROUND: Children who engage in regular physical activity are protected from developing behavioral problems at home and school, but many children do not have the opportunity to participate in regular physical activity. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a noncurricular school-based physical activity program resulted in reductions in children's psychological problems in 2 domains: internalizing (eg, depression) and externalizing (eg, aggression) and whether these effects varied according to ethnicity, gender, and baseline psychological symptoms...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005241/home-environmental-influences-on-childhood-obesity-in-the-latino-population-a-decade-review-of-literature
#15
REVIEW
Alejandra Ochoa, Jerica M Berge
Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing ethnically diverse group in the United States. Latino children are also among the most overweight and obese ethnic groups of children in the United States. Research over the last decade has identified the home environment as a key influence on the diet and physical activity of children. To summarize cross-sectional and longitudinal research that has identified factors within the home environment of Latino families that are associated with childhood obesity and to provide recommendations for future research and intervention development with Latino families...
April 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876038/parental-perception-of-built-environment-characteristics-and-built-environment-use-among-latino-families-a-cross-sectional-study
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
William J Heerman, Stephanie J Mitchell, Jessica Thompson, Nina C Martin, Evan C Sommer, Margaret van Bakergem, Julie Lounds Taylor, Maciej S Buchowski, Shari L Barkin
BACKGROUND: Perception of undesirable features may inhibit built environment use for physical activity among underserved families with children at risk for obesity. METHODS: To examine the association of perceived availability, condition, and safety of the built environment with its self-reported use for physical activity, we conducted a cross-sectional analysis on baseline data from a randomized controlled trial. Adjusted Poisson regression was used to test the association between the primary independent variables (perceived availability, physical condition, and safety) with the primary outcome of self-reported use of built environment structures...
November 22, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680746/associations-between-objective-and-self-report-measures-of-traffic-and-crime-safety-in-latino-parents-of-preschool-children
#17
Erica G Soltero, Ester Cerin, Rebecca E Lee, Teresia M O'Connor
Differences in subjective and objective safety may be explained by moderators that shape parental perceptions of the environment. This study examined associations between subjective and objective measures of traffic and crime safety in preschool parents (N = 240) and potential moderators. Community cohesion, social control, and physical activity parenting practices were measured. Objective measures of crime and traffic were measured at the block-group level. Linear models revealed perceived traffic was negatively associated with the traffic hazards (b = -0...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608645/reach-and-implementation-of-physical-activity-breaks-and-active-lessons-in-elementary-school-classrooms
#18
Lindsey Turner, Frank J Chaloupka
The integration of physical activity into elementary school classrooms, through brief activity breaks (ABs) and lessons that incorporate movement into instruction as active lessons (ALs), are key parts of school physical activity programming and can improve children's health and academic outcomes. With nationally representative survey data from 640 public elementary schools in the United States, we examined the use of these practices and the extent of implementation within classrooms. ALs were used in 71.7% of schools, and ABs were used in 75...
September 8, 2016: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539059/latino-parents-perceptions-of-the-eating-and-physical-activity-experiences-of-their-pre-school-children-at-home-and-at-family-child-care-homes-a-qualitative-study
#19
Ana C Lindsay, Mary L Greaney, Sherrie F Wallington, Faith D Sands, Julie A Wright, Judith Salkeld
OBJECTIVE: Research indicates that healthful eating and physical activity (PA) practices implemented in child-care settings can have a positive effect on children's healthful behaviours in this setting, and this effect on healthful behaviours may possibly transfer to the home environment. While more research is needed to examine whether behaviours learned in family child-care homes (FCCH) transfer, the potential for transferability is especially important given that Latino children's home environment has been characterized by obesogenic parenting practices...
February 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524752/anticipatory-guidance-about-child-diet-and-physical-activity-for-latino-farmworker-mothers
#20
Thomas A Arcury, Joseph A Skelton, Edward H Ip, Cynthia K Suerken, Grisel Trejo, Sara A Quandt
BACKGROUND: This analysis describes farmworker child health care utilization, anticipatory guidance for child weight, and the association of anticipatory guidance with personal characteristics, practice characteristics, and child's health care utilization. METHODS: Data are from interviews conducted with 221 North Carolina Latino farmworker mothers with a child aged 4-5 years. RESULTS: Half of the children were healthy weight, 19.0% were overweight, and 28...
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
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