Accuracy of mothers’ perceptions of their child’s weight status

Jani, Rati, Mihrshahi, Seema, Mandalika, Subhadra, & Mallan, Kimberley M. (2014) Accuracy of mothers’ perceptions of their child’s weight status. Indian Pediatrics, 51, pp. 412-413.

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Abstract

The study examined the accuracy of maternal perceived child weight. Urban-affluent mothers with 111 children aged 2-5 years were recruited. Nearly a quarter of mothers overestimated their underweight child as healthyweight and all overweight/obese children were perceived as healthyweight. Mothers therefore were unable to recognize their child’s true weight status.

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ID Code: 68438
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: children, obesity, preschool, recognition, underweight
ISSN: 0019-6061
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2014 23:04
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 19:35

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