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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


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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