Learning Objective 1: 1. understand the diet behavior in overweight children in Taiwan
Learning Objective 2: 2. explore the perception of body image and interpersonal relationship in overweight children in Taiwan.
Methods: A qualitative study was designed by using focus group interview. Convenient sampling was conducted from two elementary Schools in central district of Taiwan. A total of 72 overweight children aged 10-12 were participated in the study. Eight focus groups were conducted with each group held lasting 60 minutes. Parents’ consent form were obtained after the ethical considerations were approved by the ethics committee of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Data extraction and synthesis using thematic content analysis revealed eight themes. These related to diet behavior, body image, interpersonal relationship in children, and parenting attitude.
Results: Eight themes emerged were: (1) high fatty/carbohydrates and low fiber diet, (2) containing the sugar and caffeine drink, (3) inconsistent attitude of parents or family,
Conclusion: The most disturbance experiences for overweight children are inconsistent attitude of parents or family, negative interpersonal relationship and negative body image. Furthermore, maintaining weight reduction activities and healthy eating habits are difficult for overweight children.
See more of: Research Sessions – Oral Paper & Posters