Intentions : «The aim of the study is to identify, with nurses working with families, possible solutions to promote healthy lifestyles among parents of preschool children after exploring parents’ representation of overweight and healthy lifestyles in preschoolers. The specific objectives are to: 1) document the current situation (estimate the prevalence of overweight and describe the associated factors) in preschool children attending a vaccination clinic in a region of Quebec, Canada, 2) describe the representation of overweight and health lifestyles according to parents of preschoolers, 3) explore the viewpoint of nurses working with young families concerning possible interventions that could be used to develop a clinical tool to promote healthy lifestyles, and 4) achieve a direction on which strategies to promote and which of the proposed strategies to prioritize.» (p. 2-3)
Échantillon/Matériau : Lors de cette étude, 288 enfants ont été mesurés et pesés lors de leur visite à un centre de vaccination. Vingt-neuf parents ont participé à des entrevues semi-structurées, et neuf infirmières ont été rencontrées dans de cadre de focus group.
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«The results will give an appreciation of the magnitude of the weight problem in a specific region of Québec and the opportunity to evaluate weight in a vaccination clinic, will describe parents’ representation of overweight and healthy lifestyles in preschoolers, will initiate reflection for the professionals involved and will put in place actions designed to equip parents and families of preschool children in order to prevent and reduce the risks of being overweight. Identification by the professionals of strategies to promote healthy lifestyles in families with preschoolers will be derived from evidence-based data from parents and the literature. The professionals involved in this action research will become more aware of the phenomenon and more expect to benefit from a transfer of knowledge. In addition, the nurses will have resources that will help them intervene and make maximum use of meetings with parents of preschool children to address this health problem. The proposed solutions will foster the integration of new interventions into current practice and open the door to future research on these interventions.» (p. 9)