Adolescent obesity and maternal and paternal sensitivity and monitoring.

  title={Adolescent obesity and maternal and paternal sensitivity and monitoring.},
  author={R Neal Davis and Jacqueline Ashba and Danielle Pierce Appugliese and N Kaciroti and Robert F Corwyn and R. E. Bradley and Julie C. Lumeng},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={6 2-2},
OBJECTIVE To determine if adolescent obesity is associated with parenting characterized by lower sensitivity and lower monitoring of adolescent activities. METHODS We used data from 744 adolescents in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. Height and weight were measured at age 15½ years and obesity defined as body mass index ≥ 95th percentile for age and sex. Maternal and paternal sensitivity were assessed by direct… CONTINUE READING


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