Opportunistic health promotion among overweight children

Greenwood, Nicola and Lewis, Kiara ORCID: 0000-0002-0142-7351 (2014) Opportunistic health promotion among overweight children. Nursing Children and Young People, 27 (3). pp. 16-20. doi:10.7748/ncyp.27.3.16.e548

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Aim To explore children’s nurses’ attitudes to providing health promotion advice to overweight children and their families during hospital admissions. Methods Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted in a private room in the ward setting. Interviews were recorded and transcribed, and thematic analysis of the transcripts was undertaken. Findings The six themes generated from responses were: responsibility for health promotion; sensitivity of the topic; long-term benefits; parents – a barrier; need for training; and need for institutional support. Conclusion Further research with acute care children’s nurses in the UK is required to validate the study findings. More work is also needed to explore the ethics of health promotion in the acute care setting.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute care; Child health; Children's nurses; Health promotion; Obesity; Overweight
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ370 Diseases of children and adolescents > RJ399.C6 Obesity in children
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 12:31
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:09
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9739

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