Junxiao Si

Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing


obesity, nutrition education, childhood obesity


The study used the quasi-experimental design, the non-equivalent control group design or commonly known as the pre-test and post-test design to determine the effects of parents' nutrition education on the knowledge on preventing childhood obesity. A self-developed and validated questionnaire on knowledge of parents was used. Purposive sampling was utilized in the selection of the respondents. The respondents who qualified in the inclusion criteria were parents for Hefei Yuxing Primary School for the treatment group and Heping Primary school for the comparison group. Data was analyzed through frequency, percentage, mean and test of independent means. Based on the findings generated in the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Since the participants selected in this study were parents of school children, they fell into the middle-adult age group with college level of education, and with food allocation of 330-3500 as average monthly income; 2) The participants in the treatment and comparison group have the same level of knowledge on preventing childhood obesity of the treatment group. Therefore, nutrition education has an impact on the participants' level of knowledge thus giving the participants' level of knowledge thus giving the participants the opportunity to influence their children on carrying a preventive measures against obesity; 3)The significant increase of the level of knowledge on preventing childhood obesity among the treatment group showed that the intervention used was effective in enhancing awareness about the nature of obesity, including its preventive measures and management. This awareness when internalized would become knowledge that the parents could practice and share with family membership and others.

First Advisor

Noel P. Ligaya