Parents attending a family weight management program perceive similar home fruit and vegetable accessibility, but greater child proxy agency and physical activity opportunity

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dc.contributor.author Rosenkranz, Richard R.
dc.contributor.author Geller, Karly S.
dc.contributor.author Dzewaltowski, David A.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-04T21:52:56Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-04T21:52:56Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-04T21:52:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/855
dc.description.abstract Many children do not meet current guidelines for physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption, two areas of health-related behavior with links to obesity. Objective: To examine child and parent perceptions of child proxy agency, home physical activity opportunity, and home accessibility of fruits and vegetables. Methods: Dyads (N = 117) of parents and children completed questionnaires for this cross-sectional study. Results: For child proxy agency, fruits and vegetables accessibility, and physical activity opportunity, the parent and child perceptions were significantly related. Parent ratings of physical activity opportunity and child proxy agency were significantly greater than child ratings. Perceptions of both parents and children for proxy agency were associated with fruits and vegetables accessibility and physical activity opportunity. Conclusions: Parents and children hold similar, yet distinct perceptions of physical activity opportunity and child proxy agency. Perceptions of child proxy agency are associated with obesity-related home environmental characteristics. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.cjhp.org en
dc.rights Permission to reprint granted by the editor. Full text of this article is also available at the journal's website (http://www.cjhp.org) en
dc.subject Home en
dc.subject Proxy agency en
dc.subject Physical activity en
dc.subject Fruits and vegetables en
dc.title Parents attending a family weight management program perceive similar home fruit and vegetable accessibility, but greater child proxy agency and physical activity opportunity en
dc.type Article (publisher version) en
dc.date.published 2007 en
dc.citation.epage 162 en
dc.citation.issue 2 en
dc.citation.jtitle Californian journal of health promotion en
dc.citation.spage 157 en
dc.citation.volume 5 en
dc.contributor.authoreid dadx
dc.contributor.authoreid ricardo
dc.contributor.authoreid geller

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