Obesogenic environment: A concept analysis and pediatric perspective

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Abstract

Purpose

A concept analysis was undertaken to examine the attributes, characteristics, and uses of the concept of obesogenic environment within a pediatric context.

Conclusions

Utilizing a modified version of Walker and Avant's method, the attributes and characteristics of obesogenic environment were identified as it pertains to children. Based on the review of the literature and previous definitions applied to adults, a definition of the concept of obesogenic environment within a pediatric context was developed; examples of sample cases illustrate the concept further.

Practice Implications

Defining the concept of obesogenic environment has utility for nursing theory development, practice, research, and education.

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