Preventing overweight and improving parenting skills from birth to age 3 years: preliminary results

E. Vlasblom, M. Beltman, Magdalena M. Boere-Boonekamp, H. Raat, M. L'Hoir

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Background. Parenting has been associated with child weight status. This study aims to evaluate the effects on parenting skills and BMI-SDS of the BBOFT+ overweight prevention program, compared to care-as-usual (CAU). Method. In a cluster-randomized trial, 2500 parents participated. Parent-reported weight and length were used. Parenting was measured with subscales control and reinforcement of the parenting strategies for eating and activity scale (PEAS) and the warmth subscale from the Child Rearing Questionnaire. Results. The first univariate analyses show that at age 15 months, no statistically significant differences in BMI- SDS, parental control, reinforcement or warmth were found between the BBOFT+ and the CAU group. Further cluster analyses need to be conducted. Results from age 36 months will be presented during the conference, which will include all subscales of the PEAS and an assessment of parenting styles. Conclusion. The intervention does not seem to have an effect on BMI-SDS or parenting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-157
Number of pages1
JournalPsychology & health
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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