Jennifer Kimberly Cheng

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OBJECTIVE To describe barriers and facilitators relevant to pediatric weight management from the perspective of at-risk overweight children and families. METHODS Systematic thematic analysis of semistructured interviews with overweight children and families from diverse backgrounds at a large, urban academic pediatrics practice. RESULTS Twenty-five(More)
This study aims to describe patients' and families' perspectives regarding the ideal role and responsibilities of a health coach to facilitate pediatric weight management in the primary care setting. Systematic thematic analysis of semistructured interviews with overweight children and their parents was performed. The majority of participants(More)
We conducted 29 group visits targeting children with elevated body mass index (BMI) and their families. Visit activities focused on social support, mind-body techniques, exercise, and nutrition. Measures included attendance, family satisfaction scores, and per-patient change in BMI percentile. Ninety-six patients attended ≥1 group visit, mean 2.0 (SD ±1.8;(More)
Objective. To examine body mass index (BMI) changes among pediatric multidisciplinary weight management participants and nonparticipants. Design. In this retrospective database analysis, we used multivariable mixed effect models to compare 2-year BMI z-score trajectories among 583 eligible overweight or obese children referred to the One Step Ahead program(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine associations between parental limits on TV viewing and child health behaviors. METHODS We surveyed 816 parents of children 6 to 12 years of age who were participating in a primary care-based obesity intervention. The main exposures were parental limits placed on child TV viewing time and TV content. Outcomes included screen-related(More)
S months ago, I reluctantly participated in the filing of a Child Protective Services (CPS) report alleging the medical neglect of two young sisters. Lucy, a soft-spoken 13-year-old girl, and her rambunctious 10-year-old sister, Jackie, have a long history of medical nonadherence, progressive morbid obesity, and serious coexisting conditions including(More)
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