Maternal perceptions of their child's weight status: the GENESIS study.

@article{Manios2009MaternalPO,
  title={Maternal perceptions of their child's weight status: the GENESIS study.},
  author={Yannis Manios and Katerina Kondaki and Georgia C. Kourlaba and Emilia Vasilopoulou and Evangelia Grammatikaki},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={1099-105}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present work was to quantify mothers' misclassification of pre-school children's weight status and to determine factors associated with the maternal misperception. DESIGN A representative sample of 2287 children aged 2-5 years was examined (GENESIS study). Mothers' perceptions of their child's weight status and the children's and mothers' anthropometric and other characteristics (sociodemographic and lifestyle) were recorded. RESULTS Almost 38 % of mothers… CONTINUE READING