Ybarra, M., Barnett, T. A., Yu, J., Van Hulst, A., Drouin, O., Kakinami, L., Saint-Charles, J. et Henderson, M. (2021). Personal social networks and adiposity in adolescents: A feasibility study. Childhood Obesity, 17(8), 542-550.
Weight-related behaviors are determined by multiple individual and contextual factors, with recent evidence implicating personal social networks (PSNs). Greater understanding of these relationships could help inform healthy weight promoting interventions. We conducted a feasibility study among youth at risk of obesity to document process outcomes, to discern relationships between PSN features and weight-related behaviors, and to generate hypotheses with respect to perceived social support (SS) and sex.