Medical Evaluation of Overweight Children and Adolescents: Reports From Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Dietitians

Barlow SE, Dietz WH, Klish WJ, Trowbridge FL

Pediatrics. 2002;110(Suppl 1):222-228

Partial Abstract: 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.

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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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