Latina and Non-Latina Mothers’ Perceived Health Barriers and Benefits and Their Relationship to Children’s Health Behaviors

@article{Highland2016LatinaAN,
  title={Latina and Non-Latina Mothers’ Perceived Health Barriers and Benefits and Their Relationship to Children’s Health Behaviors},
  author={Krista B. Highland and Alyssa Lundahl and Katherine M. Kidwell and Maren Hankey and Miguel Caballos and Dennis E. McChargue},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={1305-1313}
}
Objectives Disparities exist in rates of overweight/obesity between Latino and non-Latino populations. Attention should be given to risk factors that may be modifiable through interventions involving both the parent and child. The current study sought to identify ethnic differences in parental health beliefs and their relation to children’s health behaviors. Methods Latina and non-Latina mothers (N = 203) at rural and urban clinics and health departments completed self-report questionnaires… CONTINUE READING