Childhood Obesity And Predisposing Factors

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Predisposing Factors- Predisposing factors precede the behavior and provide rationale or motivation for the behavior. They can either support or discourage behavioral motivation. These factors can include an individual’s knowledge attitudes, beliefs and skills.
Example: Predisposing factors could be parents’ definitions of obesity and what actually constitutes an obese child. Additionally, parents’ perceptions of the risk associated with childhood obesity could influence a parent’s desire to promote or not promote diet changes and increased physical activity. Parents could also be obese and thus, they may or may not have the knowledge and skills to promote changes in diet/increased physical activity. Also, parents who are obese may have different
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