Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes.

  title={Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes.},
  author={E. Taveras and Kathleen F Mitchell and Steven L. Gortmaker},
  volume={124 1},
BACKGROUND Confidence is an important construct for behavioral change; higher levels of confidence, or self-efficacy, increase the likelihood that a person will change a health behavior even when faced with obstacles. OBJECTIVE To identify parent, child, and clinician characteristics associated with higher parental confidence in their ability to make overweight-related behavior changes for their family. METHODS We interviewed 446 parents of children, aged 2 to 12 years, with a BMI of >or… CONTINUE READING

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