Parental perceptions of weight terminology that providers use with youth.


OBJECTIVES Little research has been performed to examine patient perceptions of weight-related language, especially related to childhood obesity. In this study we assessed parental perceptions of weight-based terminology used by health care providers to describe a child's excess weight and assessed perceived connotations associated with these terms… (More)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-3841

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