Exploratory study of the clinical utility of the Pizzi Healthy Weight Management Assessment (PHWMA) among Burmese High School students

Fengyi Kuo, Michael A. Pizzi, We Pin Chang, Sarah J. Koning, Aaron S. Fredrick

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OBJECTIVE. Immigrant youth in the United States are at greater risk for weight management problems than non-Hispanic White youth. We used the Pizzi Healthy Weight Management Assessment (PHWMA) to capture data on health perceptions and weight management behaviors among adolescent Burmese refugees. METHOD. We conducted a retrospective descriptive study of 20 Burmese refugee high school students. RESULTS. The results captured an understanding of health perceptions and weight management behaviors of the program participants. The PHWMA was found to be a valid and reliable tool for use by occupational therapy practitioners. CONCLUSION. Findings from this study can inform program development and evaluation in outreach efforts to enhance minority youths' health and well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7005180040
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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Weight Perception
Refugees
Students
Weights and Measures
Minority Health
Adolescent Behavior
Program Development
Occupational Therapy
Health
Program Evaluation
Risk Management
Retrospective Studies
Clinical Studies

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  • Occupational Therapy

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Exploratory study of the clinical utility of the Pizzi Healthy Weight Management Assessment (PHWMA) among Burmese High School students. / Kuo, Fengyi; Pizzi, Michael A.; Chang, We Pin; Koning, Sarah J.; Fredrick, Aaron S.

In: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 70, No. 5, 7005180040, 01.09.2016.

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Kuo, Fengyi ; Pizzi, Michael A. ; Chang, We Pin ; Koning, Sarah J. ; Fredrick, Aaron S. / Exploratory study of the clinical utility of the Pizzi Healthy Weight Management Assessment (PHWMA) among Burmese High School students. In: American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2016 ; Vol. 70, No. 5.
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