Parental Weight (Mis)Perceptions: Factors Influencing Parents’ Ability to Correctly Categorise Their Child’s Weight Status

@article{Hudson2011ParentalW,
  title={Parental Weight (Mis)Perceptions: Factors Influencing Parents’ Ability to Correctly Categorise Their Child’s Weight Status},
  author={Eibhlin Hudson and Aileen F McGloin and {\'A}ine McConnon},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={1801-1809}
}
This study investigates parents’ ability to correctly classify their child’s weight status. The influence of parent and child socio-demographic and lifestyle factors on parental misclassification of their child’s weight status is explored. A representative sample of Irish children (aged 5–12 (n = 596) years, aged 13–17 years (n = 441)) and their parents (n = 1885) were recruited to participate in a national dietary survey. Parental perceptions of their child’s weight and their own weight were… CONTINUE READING

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