Combating childhood obesity: Reactions of children aged 10-11 years towards the National Child Measurement Programme

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/582710
Title:
Combating childhood obesity: Reactions of children aged 10-11 years towards the National Child Measurement Programme
Authors:
Nnyanzi, L.A. (Lawrence)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. School of Health and Social Care
Citation:
Nnyanzi, L.A., (2015) 'Combating childhood obesity: Reactions of children aged 10-11 years towards the National Child Measurement Programme', Journal of Child Health Care, 6 Oct 2015 [Epub ahead of print]
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Journal of Child Health Care
Issue Date:
6-Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/582710
DOI:
10.1177/1367493515604493
Additional Links:
http://chc.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1367493515604493
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to explore the reactions of children aged 10–11 years towards being weighed and measured and subsequently told their correct weight as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). The study was undertaken in primary schools in a Primary Care Trust (PCT) in the North East of England, UK. One-to-one semi-structured interviews were conducted post-NCMP measurement (and the feedback) with a sample of 21 children, aged 10–11 years, conveniently sampled from the primary schools in the PCT. Findings from the study indicate that the NCMP, especially the weight feedback letter caused annoyance, panic and worry among children who were indicated to have weight problems and oversensitised all children about weight issues, regardless of their weight category. The NCMP is a potentially useful ‘wake-up call’ to the fact that something needs to be done for children identified to be overweight or obese but needs to be delivered with a sensitivity to the impact of the news on the child
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Child and adolescent mental health; child health; qualitative approaches; childhood obesity
ISSN:
1367-4935; 1741-2889
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 25/11/2015]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNnyanzi, L.A. (Lawrence)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-25T16:06:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-25T16:06:23Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-06en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Child Health Care; 2015 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]en
dc.identifier.issn1367-4935en
dc.identifier.issn1741-2889en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1367493515604493en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/582710en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to explore the reactions of children aged 10–11 years towards being weighed and measured and subsequently told their correct weight as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). The study was undertaken in primary schools in a Primary Care Trust (PCT) in the North East of England, UK. One-to-one semi-structured interviews were conducted post-NCMP measurement (and the feedback) with a sample of 21 children, aged 10–11 years, conveniently sampled from the primary schools in the PCT. Findings from the study indicate that the NCMP, especially the weight feedback letter caused annoyance, panic and worry among children who were indicated to have weight problems and oversensitised all children about weight issues, regardless of their weight category. The NCMP is a potentially useful ‘wake-up call’ to the fact that something needs to be done for children identified to be overweight or obese but needs to be delivered with a sensitivity to the impact of the news on the childen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://chc.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1367493515604493en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 25/11/2015]en
dc.subjectChild and adolescent mental healthen
dc.subjectchild healthen
dc.subjectqualitative approachesen
dc.subjectchildhood obesityen
dc.titleCombating childhood obesity: Reactions of children aged 10-11 years towards the National Child Measurement Programmeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. School of Health and Social Careen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Child Health Careen
or.citation.harvardNnyanzi, L.A., (2015) 'Combating childhood obesity: Reactions of children aged 10-11 years towards the National Child Measurement Programme', Journal of Child Health Care, 6 Oct 2015 [Epub ahead of print]en
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