How adolescent boys perceive their bodies, body parts, and weight: Letting adolescent boys' voices be heard

Annmarie A. Lyles

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to conduct elicitation, semistructured interviews with adolescent boys to document their attitudes, perceived norms, personal agency, intentions, and actions about their weight. The boys indicated that they liked and disliked certain body parts and were in charge of their weight. Almost half of the boys did not want to change their weight. Most of the parents were inaccurate when asked to self-report their sons' heights and weights. A screening procedure that adds adolescents' perceptions of their bodies to BMI classification can aid in the referral and treatment of weight management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-563
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Adolescent health
  • Interviews
  • Obesity
  • Perceptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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