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Aldrich H, Gance-Cleveland B, Schmiege S
School-based health center providers' treatment of overweight children.
The purpose of this study was to determine self-reported treatment practices of school-based health center (SBHC) providers when caring for overweight/obese children. SBHC providers reported patient/parent barriers to be more significant to treatment than clinician/setting barriers. Most providers (97%) indicated childhood overweight needs treatment, yet only 36% indicated that they initiate treatment in children who do not want to control their weight. SBHC providers also did not commonly refer these children to specialists.
Citation: Aldrich H, Gance-Cleveland B, Schmiege S . School-based health center providers' treatment of overweight children. J Pediatr Nurs 2014 Nov-Dec;29(6):521-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.05.007.
Keywords: Care Management, Children/Adolescents, Education, Obesity, Prevention, Obesity: Weight Management