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Exploring the perspectives of obese adolescent girls.

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Chung, RJ; Sherman, L; Goodman, E; Bickham, DS; Rich, M
Published in: Qual Health Res
October 2013

To understand obese adolescent girls' perspectives regarding their weight and health we studied video intervention/prevention assessment audiovisual narratives created by 14 obese girls ages 12 to 20 years. The narratives included interviews, monologues, and daily activities. Themes included illness conceptualizations, health concerns, health misinformation, and distress regarding appearance deriving from both within and without. The predominant theme was ambivalence about obesity. Close examination of these themes revealed potential footholds for intervention. Sensitive exploration of issues such as appearance and psychosocial distress might strengthen the patient-clinician partnership in identifying a patient's strengths and motivating weight loss.

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Qual Health Res

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1049-7323

Publication Date

October 2013

Volume

23

Issue

10

Start / End Page

1369 / 1376

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Obesity
  • Nursing
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Humans
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Female
  • Child
  • Body Image
  • Attitude to Health
 

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Chung, R. J., Sherman, L., Goodman, E., Bickham, D. S., & Rich, M. (2013). Exploring the perspectives of obese adolescent girls. Qual Health Res, 23(10), 1369–1376. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732313505777
Chung, Richard J., Laura Sherman, Elizabeth Goodman, David S. Bickham, and Michael Rich. “Exploring the perspectives of obese adolescent girls.Qual Health Res 23, no. 10 (October 2013): 1369–76. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732313505777.
Chung RJ, Sherman L, Goodman E, Bickham DS, Rich M. Exploring the perspectives of obese adolescent girls. Qual Health Res. 2013 Oct;23(10):1369–76.
Chung, Richard J., et al. “Exploring the perspectives of obese adolescent girls.Qual Health Res, vol. 23, no. 10, Oct. 2013, pp. 1369–76. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1049732313505777.
Chung RJ, Sherman L, Goodman E, Bickham DS, Rich M. Exploring the perspectives of obese adolescent girls. Qual Health Res. 2013 Oct;23(10):1369–1376.
Journal cover image

Published In

Qual Health Res

DOI

ISSN

1049-7323

Publication Date

October 2013

Volume

23

Issue

10

Start / End Page

1369 / 1376

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Obesity
  • Nursing
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Humans
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Female
  • Child
  • Body Image
  • Attitude to Health