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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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  • Challenges:
    • Multiple specific nutrition and activity risk factors need to addressed during obesity related counseling in all well visits
    • Limited time in well visits and more concerns of parents of obese children are more likely to have other concerns as well
  • Low cost technology assists by:
    • Visit changed from majority of time on data gathering to discussion of issues
    • Allow clinician to prioritize issues and plan counseling approach and understand which families may need another visit
    • Parents have been prepared to discuss these issues
    • Knowing if other psychosocial and developmental issues are playing a role


Asking about nutrition issues may prime parents
38% were concerned/ at beginning of PDA 55% interested in making change in nutrition later

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