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Maternal awareness of young children’s physical activity: levels and cross-sectional correlates of overestimation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, October 2013
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Title
Maternal awareness of young children’s physical activity: levels and cross-sectional correlates of overestimation
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BMC Public Health, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-924
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Kathryn R Hesketh, Alison M McMinn, Simon J Griffin, Nicholas C Harvey, Keith M Godfrey, Hazel M Inskip, Cyrus Cooper, Esther MF van Sluijs

Abstract

Factors associated with parental awareness of children's physical activity (PA) levels have not been explored in preschool-aged children. This paper investigates maternal awareness of preschool-aged children's PA levels and determined correlates associated with maternal overestimation of PA. Data from the Southampton Women's Survey, a UK population-based study, were collected March 2006 through June 2009. Daily minutes of moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) were derived using accelerometry in 478 4-year-old children. Mothers who were realistic or overestimated their child's PA were identified. Log-binomial regression was used to analyse correlates of maternal overestimation of PA levels in children whose mothers perceived them to be active (n = 438). 40.8% of children were classified as inactive: 89.7% of these were perceived to be active by their mothers (over-estimators). These mothers were more likely to think their child sometimes lacked skills required to be physically active (RR (95% CI) = 1.29(1.03-1.63)) and their child was more likely to attend nursery full-time (RR = 1.53(1.14-2.04)). They were less likely to have older children at home (RR = 0.71(0.56-0.90)). Almost 90% of mothers of inactive preschool-aged children perceive their child to be active. Nursery-school attendance and having older siblings at home may be important to consider when designing behavioural interventions to increase PA in preschool children.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 80 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Master 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 17 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 18%
Sports and Recreations 11 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 12%
Social Sciences 9 11%
Psychology 8 10%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 22 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. 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 10 January 2014.
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#980,748
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#1,054
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#9,606
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#25
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