Before participating in the FBBT, parents felt helpless and lacked personal resources to address their children's obesity.
FBBT helped parents understand their roles in their adolescents' behavior changes.
FBBT helped many parents and adolescents realize that both were responsible for achieving weight control: parents had to provide adolescents with an appropriate physical and emotional environment and show more confidence in their children's capacity to cope with obesity; adolescents had to take more responsibility and be confident in their ability to make changes.
FBBT helped parents and adolescents have better relationships and improve family dynamics.
These results highlight some important findings on how adolescents and their parents perceive obesity, its effects on family dynamics, and the benefit of FBBT. To our knowledge, this is the first study on parents' and adolescents' perceptions of their inclusion in an FBBT program and family dynamics around obesity at this age.