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Do the parents of overweight children need glasses?


de la Torre Quiralte Ma, Abubacrin Banani Ab, Ronald Adhemar Castillo RAc, Castillo Castro RLd

aCS Labradores. Logroño, España.
bLogroño, España.
cHospital San Pedro. Logroño, España.
dHospital San Pedro. Logroño, España.

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de la Torre Quiralte M, Abubacrin Banani A, Ronald Adhemar Castillo RA, Castillo Castro RL. Los padres de los niños obesos, ¿necesitan gafas?. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2017;19:43-7.

Published in Internet: 31/01/2017


Misperception of body appearance of children decreases the effectiveness of interventions aimed at the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, since many of them are focused on changes in eating habits and physical activity. We designed a questionnaire that was applied to all children aged 2 to 14 years who attended the consultation for three months (November 2014 to January 2015) and who were already diagnosed as overweight/obese, and a similar group without overweight/obesity. Parents of children with overweight/obesity in our study, underestimate the problem of their children, because they do not believe that there is a problem. They do not see them fat.

Keywords: Perception. Obesity.



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