Family context as it relates to weight-related behaviors in preadolescent african american girls

William T. Dalton, Lisa M. Klesges, Deborah Sherrill-Mittleman, Michelle B. Stockton, Suzanne Allen, Robert Klesges

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To examine family context in relation to body image, weight concerns, and weight control behaviors in preadolescent African American girls. Methods: Cross-sectional baseline data were analyzed from 303 African American girls 8 to 10 years old and a caregiver in the Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies Phase 2(GEMS), an obesity prevention intervention trial. Results: Fruit, juice, and vegetable accessibility and family support for healthy eating and physical activity were significantly related to girls' body image and weight control behaviors. Conclusions: A comprehensive understanding of family factors may improve future programs aimed at preadolescent girls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-279
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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African Americans
Weights and Measures
behavior control
Behavior Control
body image
Body Image
vegetables
eating behavior
Caregivers
caregiver
Obesity
American
Exercise
Health
health

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  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Dalton, W. T., Klesges, L. M., Sherrill-Mittleman, D., Stockton, M. B., Allen, S., & Klesges, R. (2011). Family context as it relates to weight-related behaviors in preadolescent african american girls. American Journal of Health Behavior, 35(3), 269-279. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.35.3.2

Family context as it relates to weight-related behaviors in preadolescent african american girls. / Dalton, William T.; Klesges, Lisa M.; Sherrill-Mittleman, Deborah; Stockton, Michelle B.; Allen, Suzanne; Klesges, Robert.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 35, No. 3, 01.01.2011, p. 269-279.

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Dalton, WT, Klesges, LM, Sherrill-Mittleman, D, Stockton, MB, Allen, S & Klesges, R 2011, 'Family context as it relates to weight-related behaviors in preadolescent african american girls', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 269-279. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.35.3.2
Dalton, William T. ; Klesges, Lisa M. ; Sherrill-Mittleman, Deborah ; Stockton, Michelle B. ; Allen, Suzanne ; Klesges, Robert. / Family context as it relates to weight-related behaviors in preadolescent african american girls. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2011 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 269-279.
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