Exploring the contextual factors of adolescent obesity in an underserved population through photovoice

Michelle Nichols, Lynne S. Nemeth, Gayenell Magwood, Adebowale Odulana, Susan Newman

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Abstract

Obesity, a global health epidemic, requires targeted interventions to promote sustainable health behavior change; yet, prior efforts have not yielded significant improvements in obesity rates. Using Photovoice as a data collection approach, this community-engaged research study partnered with a weight management program to understand participants' perspectives on access to physical activity and nutritious food. Twelve adolescent-parent dyads participated. Barriers, facilitators, and opportunities for change were identified and categorized through adolescent photographs, interviews, and participant focus groups, according to the social ecological model. A community-engaged research approach can identify areas to increase health promotion and prevention efforts regarding physical activity and nutrition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-309
Number of pages9
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2016

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Pediatric Obesity
Vulnerable Populations
Obesity
Exercise
Health Behavior
Health Promotion
Focus Groups
Research
Interviews
Weights and Measures
Food
Global Health

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Exploring the contextual factors of adolescent obesity in an underserved population through photovoice. / Nichols, Michelle; Nemeth, Lynne S.; Magwood, Gayenell; Odulana, Adebowale; Newman, Susan.

In: Family and Community Health, Vol. 39, No. 4, 23.08.2016, p. 301-309.

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Nichols, Michelle ; Nemeth, Lynne S. ; Magwood, Gayenell ; Odulana, Adebowale ; Newman, Susan. / Exploring the contextual factors of adolescent obesity in an underserved population through photovoice. In: Family and Community Health. 2016 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 301-309.
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