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A qualitative study of the day-to-day lives of obese Mexican-American adolescent females.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
1098-4275
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Volume
131
Issue
6
Pages
1132–1138
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-2114
PMID: 23713106
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Mexican-Americans
  • Adolescent Obesity
  • Minority Health
  • Obesity
  • Qualitative Research

Abstract

Responses by the adolescents and their families highlighted the intersection of adolescence and Mexican-American culture and the daily challenges of obesity. Recommendations for providers include incorporating knowledge of adolescent development and culturally sensitive care into treatment recommendations.

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