Parental factors associated with obesity in children with disability: a systematic review

McGillivray, J., McVilly, Keith, Skouteris, Helen and Boganin, C 2013, Parental factors associated with obesity in children with disability: a systematic review, Obesity reviews, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 541-554, doi: 10.1111/obr.12031.

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Title Parental factors associated with obesity in children with disability: a systematic review
Author(s) McGillivray, J.ORCID iD for McGillivray, J.
McVilly, Keith
Skouteris, Helen
Boganin, C
Journal name Obesity reviews
Volume number 14
Issue number 7
Start page 541
End page 554
Total pages 14
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2013-07
ISSN 1467-7881
Keyword(s) disability
parental factors
Summary The current literature on obesity in typically developing children shows that the family context, and specifically the way parents parent their children are major determinants of childhood obesity. The influence of these factors on obesity in children with disability, however, remains unclear. A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to identify the parental and parenting risk factors associated with obesity in children and adolescents with disability. Articles were identified through Medline, Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO, ProQuest, ISI, CINAHL, Cochrane and Scopus databases. There was no restriction on publication dates. The inclusion criteria were empirical papers that tested associations between parental and parenting risk factors and obesity in children and adolescents with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Only 11 studies met the selection criteria and subsequently included in this review. Results suggest that obesity in children and adolescents with disability may be associated with socioeconomic status; parents' body mass index, perception and attitude towards their children's weight and physical activity; and levels of activity in both parents and children. Firm conclusions about these associations cannot be reached, however, due to mixed findings and methodological limitations of the studies. Recommendations for future research are provided.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/obr.12031
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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