Teen, Parent, and Clinician Expectations About Obesity and Related Conditions During the Annual Well-Child Visit

Source: Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews
Date Published: 2017

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This article describes a study to examine family (patient, parent/guardian) and clinician preferences for identification and management of obesity and obesity-related conditions during the well-child visit. It found that teens and parents expect weight to be discussed at well-child visits and prefer discussions to come from a trusted clinician who uses serious, consistent language. Teens did not recognize the health implications from excess weight, and both parents and teens express the need for more information on strategies to change behavior.

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