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Stigmatisering av barn med övervikt och fetma – Litteraturstudie
Kristianstad University College, Department of Health Sciences.
Kristianstad University College, Department of Health Sciences.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

Background: Obesity is one of the fastest growing medical conditions both for children and adults. Children with overweight/obesity risk to be exposed to social discrimination and stigmatization from peers. Stigmatization is when the society labels an individual that deviates from what is considered normal behaviour. Purpose: The aim of this literature review was to describe potential stigmatization of children with overweight/obesity. Method: The study was carried out as a general literature review study. The search was performed in the following databases: Pubmed, Cinahl, Elin@Kristianstad and obesityresearch.org. Results: The analysis of the articles included in this study resulted in four categories; the importance of parents' influence, the obese child’s own responsibility, self-esteem of overweight/obese children and selection of overweight/obese children as playmates. Discussion: Parents behaviour and own stereotypes influence children's attitudes towards obese people. Knowledge has a limited effect on counteracting stigmatization. Self-esteem of overweight/obese children is not necessarily lowered because of the stigmatization they meet. Children do not want overweight/bold peers as friends. Nurses must be conscious about their own biases and stereotypes towards overweight/obese patients.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-3845Local ID: oai:eprints.bibl.hkr.se.oai2:1166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-3845DiVA, id: diva2:230300
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Medicine
Available from: 2006-06-01 Created: 2006-06-01 Last updated: 2006-11-16

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