Daily Associations of Stress and Eating in Mother-Child Dyads.

Auteur(s) :
Dunton GF., Dzubur E., Huh J., Belcher BR., Maher JP., O'Connor SG., Margolin G.
Date :
Août, 2016
Source(s) :
Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education. #: p
Adresse :
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA dunton@usc.edu

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS
This study used Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) in mother-child dyads to examine the day-level associations of stress and eating.

METHOD
Mothers and their 8- to 12-year-old children (N = 167 dyads) completed between three (weekday) and eight (weekend) EMA survey prompts per day at random nonschool times across 8 days. EMA measured perceived stress, and past 2-hour healthy (i.e., fruit and vegetables) and unhealthy (e.g., pastries/sweets, soda/energy drinks) eating.

RESULTS
Children reported more healthy and unhealthy eating on days when their mothers also engaged in more healthy and unhealthy eating, respectively. On days when mothers' perceived stress was greater than usual, they reported more healthy eating.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
Eating behaviors were coupled between mothers and children at the day level. Mothers' stress was related to their own eating but not to children's eating.

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