Latina Mothers’ Perceptions of Healthcare Professional Weight Assessments of Preschool-Aged Children

@inproceedings{Guerrero2010LatinaMP,
  title={Latina Mothers’ Perceptions of Healthcare Professional Weight Assessments of Preschool-Aged Children},
  author={Alma D. Guerrero and Wendelin M. Slusser and Patricia M. Barreto and N. Fabiola Rosales and Alice A. Kuo},
  booktitle={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2010}
}
To understand Latina mothers’ definitions of health and obesity in their children and perceptions of physician weight assessments. 24 low-income Spanish speaking Mexican mothers of children ages 2–5 years were recruited to participate in 4 focus groups. Half of the mothers had overweight or obese children and half had healthy weight children. Focus group comments were transcribed and analyzed using grounded theory. Themes and supporting comments were identified independently by 3 reviewers for… CONTINUE READING
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