This article is part of a 2002 supplement in Pediatrics entitled "Treatment of Overweight Children and Adolescents: A Needs Assessment of the Health Practitioners."
Author: Sarah Barlow et al.
Pediatrics, Vol. 110, No 1 (Supplement), July 2002, p. 222-228.
The primary aim of this study was to determine how pediatric health care providers identify overweight in children and adolescents and how they evaluate obesity-related medical complications. This information can guide development of programs to help providers improve their evaluation practices. A secondary objective was to examine the association of certain provider characteristics with recommended evaluation practices.
Other articles in this supplement:
Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Study Design and Practitioner Characteristics
Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Attitudes, Barriers, Skills, and Training Needs among Health Care Professionals
Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Psychological, Emotion, and Behavior Assessment
Treatment of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Reports from Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Dietitians
Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Summary and Recommendations Based on Reports from Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Dietitians