Weight changes among preschool children project

Skouteris, Helen, McCabe, Marita, Ricciardelli, Lina, Baur, Louise, Milgrom, Jeannette, Dwyer, Genevieve, Askan, Nazan, McPhie, Skye, Fraser, Josephine, Demir, Defne, Mitchell, Jessica, Dell' Aquila, Daniela and Watson, Brittany , Weight changes among preschool children project [data collection], How do parenting and parent-child interactions impact on preschool children's eating, physical activity habits and subsequent patterns of weight gain?.

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Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
Name of data collection Weight changes among preschool children project
Creator(s) Skouteris, Helen
McCabe, Marita
Ricciardelli, LinaORCID iD for Ricciardelli, Lina orcid.org/0000-0002-7038-7410
Baur, Louise
Milgrom, Jeannette
Dwyer, Genevieve
Askan, Nazan
McPhie, Skye
Fraser, Josephine
Demir, Defne
Mitchell, Jessica
Dell' Aquila, Daniela
Watson, Brittany
Related institution(s) ARC Discovery
Material type doc
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ANDS collection type dataset
Collection start date 2010-02
Project name How do parenting and parent-child interactions impact on preschool children's eating, physical activity habits and subsequent patterns of weight gain?
Project Description The overall goal of this project is to provide comprehensive evidence of the influence of parenting (mothers and fathers) on preschool children’s activity behaviour and patterns of weight gain. Three parent-centered, uni-directional aspects of parenting were explored: parenting styles, behaviours, and cognitions. The first specific aim is to identify the pathways that link parenting styles, behaviours, and cognitions, as well as parental demographic characteristics (i.e., socio-economic status, ethnicity), mental health, and weight status to the child risk factors of childhood obesity (i.e., child sedentary behaviour, dietary intake and physical activity) and child Body Mass Index (BMI). The second specific aim is to determine how these pathways are influenced by the bi-directional effects of responsiveness in parent-child interactions.
Description of resource 500GB per annum. Approx. 100 time 1 and 2 video recordings; 5 time 2 video recordings (50-90 minutes in length) and questionnaires
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Keyword(s) preschool children
parent-child interaction
physical activity
parent-child relationship
child development
Language eng
Summary A prospective methodological design was used to provide comprehensive evidence of the influence of parenting (mothers and fathers) on the patterns of preschool children’s weight gain. With the exception of the parent-child observational measure, measures of all predictor and outcome variables have been obtained for children aged 24 to 36 months at three time points: at recruitment and at 12 and 24 months post recruitment; parent-child interactions have been obtained during home visits at recruitment and 12 months post recruitment.
GrantID DP0987783
General notes A minimum of 100 parents and their preschool child aged between 24 and 36 months of age participated in the study. Approximately 50% of the children will be girls, so that gender differences can be explored. Recruitment was via child care centers and magazine advertisements. Data collection is filed by identification number and date and includes a Protocol manual and Data dictionary. The project's data collection commenced February 2010 and will be ongoing until December 2012. Data is collected twice a year in 6 month intervals and over a 3 year period. Home visits are conducted once a year over a two year period.

The following outcome variables were measured:
Child eating habits and daily dietary intake, duration of daily child physical and sedentary activities & child BMI (objective and self report). Nature of daily child physical and sedentary activities was also measured as a secondary outcome variable.

The following predictor variables were measured:
Parenting styles, parental behaviours and cognitions pertaining to feeding, eating and physical activity (maternal child feeding patterns, parental eating, parental modelling of physical and sedentary activities, parental encouragement, parental instrumental behaviours, parental knowledge of nutrition, parental beliefs and knowledge about child physical activity, parental concern for child) & parent-child interaction: mutually responsive orientation (MRO), measured during two home sessions (one at time of recruitment and one 12 months later and parent-child interaction measured by parental report).

Secondary predictor variables have also been measured:
Familial demographic variables, parental BMI (objective and self report), parental body satisfaction, child temperament, maternal self esteem, anxiety and depression, child proficiency of fundamental motor skills, child natural inclination to be physically active and barriers to, or facilitators of, physical activity in the home and neighbourhood environments.
Contact details (email) helen.skouteris@deakin.edu.au
Contact details (physical) School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
Copyright notice ©2011, Deakin University
Access conditions Restricted to research group until completion of study. Enquiries should be addressed via email to Helen Skouteris.
Related work DU:30039744
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040117

Document type: Data Collection
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