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Bidirectional associations between psychosocial well-being and adherence to healthy dietary guidelines in European children: prospective findings from the IDEFICS study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2017
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Title
Bidirectional associations between psychosocial well-being and adherence to healthy dietary guidelines in European children: prospective findings from the IDEFICS study
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4920-5
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Authors

Louise Arvidsson, Gabriele Eiben, Monica Hunsberger, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Denes Molnar, Hannah Jilani, Barbara Thumann, Toomas Veidebaum, Paola Russo, Michael Tornatitis, Alba M. Santaliestra-Pasías, Valeria Pala, Lauren Lissner

Abstract

In children the relationship between a healthy diet and psychosocial well-being has not been fully explored and the existing evidence is inconsistent. This study investigates the chronology of the association between children's adherence to healthy dietary guidelines and their well-being, with special attention to the influence of weight status on the association. Seven thousand six hundred seventy five children 2 to 9 years old from the eight-country cohort study IDEFICS were investigated. They were first examined between September 2007 and June 2008 and re-examined again 2 years later. Psychosocial well-being was measured using self-esteem and parent relations questions from the KINDL® and emotional and peer problems from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. A Healthy Dietary Adherence Score (HDAS) was calculated from a 43-item food frequency questionnaire as a measure of the degree to which children's dietary intake follows nutrition guidelines. The analysis employed multilevel logistic regression (country as random effect) with bidirectional modeling of dichotomous dietary and well-being variables as both exposures and outcomes while controlling for respective baseline values. A higher HDAS at baseline was associated with better self-esteem (OR 1.2, 95% CI 1.0;1.4) and fewer emotional and peer problems (OR 1.2, 95% CI 1.1;1.3 and OR 1.3, 95% CI 1.2;1.4) 2 years later. For the reversed direction, better self-esteem was associated with higher HDAS 2 years later (OR 1.1 95% CI 1.0;1.29). The analysis stratified by weight status revealed that the associations between higher HDAS at baseline and better well-being at follow-up were similar in both normal weight and overweight children. Present findings suggest a bidirectional relation between diet quality and self-esteem. Additionally, higher adherence to healthy dietary guidelines at baseline was associated with fewer emotional and peer problems at follow-up, independent of children's weight status.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 100 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 14%
Researcher 13 13%
Student > Master 12 12%
Student > Bachelor 12 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 27 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 13%
Psychology 11 11%
Social Sciences 7 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Other 16 16%
Unknown 30 30%

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