Childhood Obesity: Annotated Bibliography

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The title is brief and clear, the title of this journal is well within the Contributor Guidelines.
Researcher Qualifications
Mohammed ALBashtawy is an "associate professor, vice dean of faculty of nursing, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan" (ALBashtawy, 2015, p.16). Although, his academic credentials are missing, the researcher holds a position that indirectly indicating that he is qualified.
The abstract summarizes the study in a few sentences, easy for the audience to read and grasp about the result and conclusion of the study. This abstract contains all the pertinent information such as the objective ("secondary school children obesity intervention and prevention" (ALBashtawy, 2015, p.16)), method (cross-sectional study), …show more content…

The review of literature is indirectly embedded and explained under the “discussion” section. The sources were cited from scholarly journal articles such as the World Health Organization and other primary sources literature to the supporting results discovered in this study.
Theoretical/Conceptual Framework
This article did not include a theoretical/conceptual framework section. It is neither mentioned nor embedded. Although there are findings located at the end of the article, the article did not state that if the framework support or lack support because there was no framework identified.
The assumptions are primarily implicit to this study. For instance, it is assumed that children are not interested in physical activity that leads to obesity. However, based on the questionnaire 's responses it seems that the students (82.1%) are interested in physical activity. According to the results, the students want to involve their friends and family, easily accessible in school during school regulated hours, and be free of charge (ALBashtawy, 2015). The misconception of adolescences are picky eaters does not mirror this study. In this study, the students are willing to seek ways of increasing physical activity, change in diets such as eating less fast food and more fruits and vegetables (ALBashtawy, …show more content…

The limitations are explicitly listed in the article within the discussion section. The limitations mentioned are the study contains no prevalence of overweight or obese children surveyed (no record of the separated category of Body Mass Index (BMI)), cannot be generalized in other areas because the study was conducted in Jordan, only a sample of 1,126 were interviewed, and that programs are only suggested by

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