A cluster randomised trial testing an intervention to improve parents’ recognition of their child’s weight status: study protocol

Kathryn N. Parkinson, Angela R. Jones, Martin Tovee, Louisa Ells, Mark S. Pearce, Vera Araújo-Soares, Ashley J. Adamson

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    Abstract

    Parents typically do not recognise their child’s weight status accurately according to clinical criteria, and thus may not take appropriate action if their child is overweight. We developed a novel visual intervention designed to improve parental perceptions of child weight status according to clinical criteria for children aged 4–5 and 10–11 years. The Map Me intervention comprises age- and sex-specific body image scales of known body mass index and supporting information about the health risks of childhood overweight.
    Original languageEnglish
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    JournalBMC Public Health
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    Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2015

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