Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Study Design and Practitioner Characteristics

Trowbridge FL, Sofka D, Holt K, Barlow SE

Pediatrics. 2002;110(Suppl 1):205-209

Partial Abstract: A study was undertaken to examine the attitudes and practices of health care providers in the assessment and treatment of overweight and obese children and adolescents. This study describes the study design and the practice settings and personal characteristics of the practitioners included in this study. Data show there is a wide variance in practitioner characteristics, particularly in regard to gender, years of practice, BMI, and obesity-related behaviors. It is hoped the analyses presented in this and in the subsequent articles will provide useful information on current attitudes and practices and will contribute to improvements in the treatment of overweight children and adolescents.

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All Articles in This Supplement

  • Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Study Design and Practitioner Characteristics (Trowbridge et al., pp. 205-209)
  • Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Attitudes, Barriers, Skills, and Training Needs Among Health Care Professionals (Story et al., pp. 210-214)
  • Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Psychological, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment  (Jonides et al., pp. 215-221)
  • Medical Evaluation of Overweight Children and Adolescents: Reports From Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Dietitians (Barlow et al., pp. 222-228)
  • Treatment of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Reports From Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Dietitians (Barlow et al., pp. 229-235)
  • Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity: Summary and Recommendations Based on Reports From Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Dietitians (Barlow and Dietz, pp. 236-288)
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