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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Implications for clinical care

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  • Parental stage of motivation varies and needs to be addressed to more effectively engage parents in making family changes in nutrition and activity
  • Few clinicians have received training in brief motivational interviewing approaches
  • The common approach of giving information and handouts not likely to be effective for families who consider issue of low importance or lack confidence

Notes:

Can feel like nagging to the parent and frustrating to clinician who over time gives up. They don't change anyway.


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