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Enhancing self-regulation as a strategy for obesity prevention in Head Start preschoolers: the growing healthy study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (81st percentile)

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Title
Enhancing self-regulation as a strategy for obesity prevention in Head Start preschoolers: the growing healthy study
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1040
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Authors

Alison L Miller, Mildred A Horodynski, Holly E Brophy Herb, Karen E Peterson, Dawn Contreras, Niko Kaciroti, Julie Staples-Watson, Julie C Lumeng

Abstract

Nearly one in five 4-year-old children in the United States are obese, with low-income children almost twice as likely to be obese as their middle/upper-income peers. Few obesity prevention programs for low-income preschoolers and their parents have been rigorously tested, and effects are modest. We are testing a novel obesity prevention program for low-income preschoolers built on the premise that children who are better able to self-regulate in the face of psychosocial stressors may be less likely to eat impulsively in response to stress. Enhancing behavioral self-regulation skills in low-income children may be a unique and important intervention approach to prevent childhood obesity.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 248 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 51 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 15%
Researcher 34 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 26 10%
Student > Bachelor 14 5%
Other 39 15%
Unknown 55 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 21%
Psychology 49 19%
Social Sciences 37 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 4%
Other 19 7%
Unknown 62 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 July 2016.
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#3,367,779
of 21,339,655 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#3,716
of 13,832 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40,587
of 289,723 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#196
of 1,051 outputs
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