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Aldrich H, Gance-Cleveland B, Schmiege S
Identification and assessment of childhood obesity by school-based health center providers.
The authors evaluated obesity care assessment practices of school-based health center (SBHC) providers prior to completing training on obesity guidelines. They found that most providers reported using BMI to assess weight, reported screening for hypertension 100% of the time and cardiovascular disease 93.9% of the time, and approximately two thirds reported requesting total cholesterol and lipid profile laboratory assessments.
Citation: Aldrich H, Gance-Cleveland B, Schmiege S . Identification and assessment of childhood obesity by school-based health center providers. J Pediatr Health Care 2014 Nov-Dec;28(6):526-33. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.05.002.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Guidelines, Education, Obesity, Prevention