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"Börja i barndomen" Distriktssköterskans roll i det förebyggande arbetet av övervikt och fetma
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

Overweight and obesity in children is an extensive and accelerating

problem in the western world. The risk factors for overweight are well-

known and well-documented. Focus should lie in the prophylactic work

in order to prevent overweight and obesity in preschool children.

The aim of our study has been to highlight the role of the district

nurse in her/his work to prevent overweight and obesity in preschool

children. The study was carried out through studies as a literature

review. In order to support the parents and taking their circumstances

and conditions into consideration, it was considered very important that

the district nurse paid attention to the view of the parents on the weight

of their child. Parents were considered to have an important role in

giving their children healthy eating habits. The attitude of the district

nurse was relevant as to how she/he treated the overweight and how

she/he tackled the preventive work. Professional practice and training

within the field were important factors in making the district nurse

succeed in her/his work to prevent overweight and obesity in children.

Lack of time and lack of parental commitment and attitude were the

main reasons for limiting the district nurse in her work to prevent

overweight and obesity in children. Personnel within the primary care

should supervise and coordinate health promoting measures in order to

prevent overweight and obesity in children. The district nurse plays a

unique part in influencing the parents very early on in their children’s

life by arranging regular and repeated visits to the child welfare center.

The basis for a successful work by the district nurse is training and the

fact that she is made aware of her own attitudes towards overweight.

More research is imperative to support and develop guidelines for

preventing overweight and obesity in children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Hälsa och Samhälle (HOS) , 2008.
Keywords [sv]
district nurse, preschool children, prevention, overweight/obesity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-1704Local ID: 2082/2093OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-1704DiVA, id: diva2:238922
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Medicine
Available from: 2008-07-04 Created: 2008-07-04 Last updated: 2008-07-04

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