My research topic
My topic of interest was on childhood obesity
My research question was: For children and adolescents with obesity (P), how does the application of different obesity management strategies (I), compared to no management strategies at all (C), affect weight reduction (O) within two months(T).
The topic that I chose for the research article was the issue of childhood. I decided to go with childhood obesity since it is a healthcare concern that affect children. The research question that I came up with in my research was ; For children and adolescents with obesity (P), how does the application of different obesity management strategies (I), compared to no management strategies at all (C), affect weight reduction (O) within two months(T).
I made use of secondary sources of information
The articles that I used contain information related to childhood obesity
The articles are highly reliable and provided facts to help in supporting my topic and coming up with great implementations to help with the topic
The research method used used was qualitative
Qualitative research involves the collection and analysis of non numeric data
Qualitative research involves investigating phenomenon by describing and interpreting lived experiences
For my research, I made use of qualitative type of research. Qualitative research involves the use of collecting and analyzing non-numeric data to help in understanding concepts opinions and experiences. The use of qualitative research involves investigating pnenomenon though describing and interp-reting lived experiences to help in generation of indepth insight into a problem.
Secondary sources of information were used for the research
I also came up with questionnaires that were filled in by some of the participants in the research
With the information provided in the quetionnaires I was able to come up with a conclusion
For my research ki made use of secondary sourfces of information which involves collecting of information from other researchers. The sources were higly relible since they contained information relating to my topic of obesity in children. The use of questionaires is one of the methods of conducting qualitative research. I came up with various questions that were to be answered in by research participants participants.
Some of the theories that relate to the topic of obesity is the human becoming theory and the self care theory
The human becoming theory state that the environment that a person lives in has an impact on their health
The selof care theory state that individuals are responsible for ensuring their own well being
The human becoming theory and the self care theory are some of the theories that relate to childhood obesity. According to the human becoming theory, the environment is responsible influencing the health of an individual. For children, the environment tat they live in plays a role on their physica activity behaviors and also their food consumption habits. According to the self care theory, individuals are responsible for caring for their own health for the case with children, their parents are reposible for ensurimng their welol being. Arents have to ensure that their children engange in physical activitry and practice healthy eating behaviors.
According to researchers, childhood obesity has been witnessed among children all over the world
Obesity in children is determined through measuring the BMI of children
There are different factors that increase the risk of obesity in children such as
Researchers have conducted studies on childhood pbeisy. Obesity is measured through the use of BMI. Children in the les than the 5th percentile are considered underweight, 5th percentile to less than 85th percentile are healthy weight, 85th to less than 95th percentile are overweight and equal to or greater than 95th percentile are considered to be obese. There are various risk that contribute to obesity in children. Some of the factors include genetics, unhealthy eatng behaviours and lack of physical activity.
Statistics on childhood obesity
Prevelance of childhood obesity is 19.7% affecting 14.7million children and adolescent Obesity is 12.7% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 20.7% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 22.2% among 12- to 19-year-olds
Obesity prevalence was 26.2% among Hispanic children, 24.8% among non-Hispanic Black children, 16.6% among non-Hispanic White children, and 9.0% among non-Hispanic Asian children. Statictis have been collected regarding the prevelance of childhood obesity among children. The prevalence of obesity was 19.7% and affected about 14.7 million children and adolescents. Obesity prevalence was 12.7% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 20.7% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 22.2% among 12- to 19-year-olds. Childhood obesity is also more common among certain populations. Obesity prevalence was 26.2% among Hispanic children, 24.8% among non-Hispanic Black children, 16.6% among non-Hispanic White children, and 9.0% among non-Hispanic Asian children.
Causes of obesity among children
Food and activity
Health conditions and medications
Stress, poor sleep and emotional factors
Some of the factors that result to childhood obesity include food and activity, environmental factors, genetics, health conditions and medications and stress, poor sleep and emotional factors. children gain weight when they take vfood rich in calories and fail to engange in physical activity. The worlod around a hild has an impact on the ability to maintain a healthy weight. For example living in areas that do nlot have parks, side walks, or areas that do not have access to healthy foods. Research has shown that genetics play an important roloe in obesity. Health conditions such as hormone problems has an impacgt on obesity in children. Some of the conditions include cushing syndrome and undereactive thyroid. Certain medications such as corticosteroids, antidepressants and seizure medications result to a high risk of obesity. Children tend to eat more when bored, angry, upset pr stressed.
Interventions for obesity in children
Ensure healthy eating patterns
Conduct regular physical activity
Limiting of screen time
Set consistent sleep routine
There are different interventions that can be implemented to help in preventing and managing of obesity in children. The interventions include Ensuring healthy eating patterns, conducting regular physical activity, limiting of screen time and seting consistent sleep routine. Adopting of a healthy eating pattern as a family helps children maintain a healthy weight as they age. Taking a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein foods and low fat foods. It is also important for parents to ensure that their children enange in physical activity to ensure continued burning of calories. Limiting of screen time for children can help free up time for children for some family activities and remove any cues to eat unhealthy food. Children who d not get enough sleep are linked to unhealthy weight gain.
My topic of study for the research was childhood obeisity
Qualitative reseach was used for the research
With the information collected different interventions to help in dealing with childhood obesity were identified
For my research study, I decided to work on childhood obesity. I made use of qualitative research methodology. The research was able to identify various interventions to help in ensuring the reduction and management of childhood obesity.