25 Sep 2017

A solution-focussed approach to Pacific obesity

From , 5:03 am on 25 September 2017

Obesity figures for Pacific people in New Zealand and in the region are pretty bad but a Otago University study has detailed three approaches that can ensure a healthy state is maintained..

Researchers interviewed and assessed 68 parents and adolescents from 30 Pacific Island families in a low socio-economic neighbourhood.

The study used a novel solution-focused approach which looked at what families were doing well to keep themselves healthy.

Lead researcher Dr Tasileta Teevale told Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor what the study found.

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Photo: RNZI/Sally Round