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J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Jul;18(3):202-10. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12027. Epub 2013 Apr 23.

Obesogenic environment: a concept analysis and pediatric perspective.

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University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, Colorado, USA. Kristine.Gauthier@UCDenver.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

A concept analysis was undertaken to examine the attributes, characteristics, and uses of the concept of obesogenic environment within a pediatric context.

CONCLUSIONS:

Utilizing a modified version of Walker and Avant's method, the attributes and characteristics of obesogenic environment were identified as it pertains to children. Based on the review of the literature and previous definitions applied to adults, a definition of the concept of obesogenic environment within a pediatric context was developed; examples of sample cases illustrate the concept further.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

Defining the concept of obesogenic environment has utility for nursing theory development, practice, research, and education.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescent; child; childhood; environment; obesity; obesogenic; obesogenic environment; obesogenity; pediatric

PMID:
23822844
DOI:
10.1111/jspn.12027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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