Maternal practices and perceptions of child body mass status explain child energy expenditure behaviors and body mass
Monika Boberska , Karolina Zarychta-Zajączkowska , Nina Knoll , Jan Keller , Diana Hilda Hohl , Karolina Horodyska , Magdalena Kruk , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska
AbstractAbstractThis study investigated whether maternal perceptions of child body mass status would predict child body mass index (BMI) z-score via two sets of sequential mediators: (1) four maternal practices promoting child energy expenditure and (2) children’s energy expenditure behaviors. The data ofN = 729 mother–child dyads were collected at baseline [T1;n = 495 at 7- to 8-month follow-up (T2)]. Mothers reported perceptions of child body mass status and maternal practices (T1); children reported sedentary screen use and physical activity (T1, T2). Child body mass was assessed objectively (T1, T2). Higher stimulation to be active (T1) was related to a lower child BMI z-score (T2) via higher levels of child physical activity (T2). Higher levels of monitoring of screen use (T1) were associated with higher child BMI z-score (T2) via lower levels of child physical activity (T2). Encouraging parents to stimulate their children to be active may be beneficial for children’s weight maintenance.
|Journal series||Journal of Behavioral Medicine, ISSN 0160-7715, e-ISSN 1573-3521, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.55|
|Keywords in English||BMI z-score, Physical activity, Sedentary behavior, Screen use, Child, Mother|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.301; : 2017 = 2.88 (2) - 2017=3.179 (5)|
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