Predictors of maternal perceptions of their offspring's weight status during adolescence: evidence from the Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy Cohort

Mamun, Abdullah A., McDermott, Brett M., Mannan, Munim, O'Callaghan, Michael J ., Najman, Jake M. and Williams, Gail M . (2012) Predictors of maternal perceptions of their offspring's weight status during adolescence: evidence from the Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy Cohort. Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy, 2 4: 1000133.1-1000133.7. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000133

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Author Mamun, Abdullah A.
McDermott, Brett M.
Mannan, Munim
O'Callaghan, Michael J .
Najman, Jake M.
Williams, Gail M .
Title Predictors of maternal perceptions of their offspring's weight status during adolescence: evidence from the Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy Cohort
Journal name Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2165-7904
Publication date 2012-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4172/2165-7904.1000133
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 1000133.1
End page 1000133.7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Los Angeles, United States
Publisher Omics Publishing Group
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract We examined the predictors of maternal perceptions on their adolescent offspring’s weight status. A mother-child linked analysis was carried out using 14 years follow-up data from a population-based prospective birth cohort of 3721 children (52% males) who born in Brisbane, Australia, between 1981 and 1983. Maternal perception of offspring weight was reported when the offspring were 14 years old and predictors were prospectively. We found that mothers perceived their adolescents’ sons were more underweight and less overweight than their daughters. The independent predictors of maternal perceptions of child overweight status were gender, maternal perceived child dissatisfaction of appearance, shape, size and weight, adolescent dieting to lose weight, their general health status, sports and maternal BMI. Mainly two factors- child health and dieting predict maternal perception of offspring underweight. This study found more child factors than family or maternal factors predict maternal perceptions of their offspring weight status. The finding that child factors are related to maternal perception should be helpful to clinicians as it suggests understanding adolescent and maternal perceptions of weight will best be achieved by a focus on current adolescent body image, dieting, behavioural problems, and parental weight status.
Keyword Perception
Adolescents
Body weight
Diet
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 1000133

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