Journal article

A qualitative study of the factors that influence mothers when choosing drinks for their young children.

Alexandria Hoare, Monica Virgo-Milton, Rachel Boak, Lisa Gold, Elizabeth Waters, Mark Gussy, Hanny Calache, Michael Smith, Andrea M de Silva

BMC Research Notes | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The consumption of sweetened beverages is a known common risk factor for the development of obesity and dental caries in children and children consume sweet drinks frequently and in large volumes from an early age. The aim of this study was to examine factors that influence mothers when choosing drinks for their children. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews (n = 32) were conducted with a purposive sample of mothers of young children from Victoria's Barwon South Western Region (selected from a larger cohort study to include families consuming different types of water, and different socioeconomic status and size). Inductive thematic analysis was conducted on transcribed interviews. ..

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