Primary care providers' knowledge, practices, and perceived barriers to the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.

@article{Spivack2010PrimaryCP,
  title={Primary care providers' knowledge, practices, and perceived barriers to the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.},
  author={Jordan G. Spivack and Maggie Swietlik and Evaline Alessandrini and Myles S Faith},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={
          1341-7
        }
}
This study evaluated primary care providers' (PCPs, pediatricians, and nurse practitioners) knowledge, current practices, and perceived barriers to childhood obesity prevention and treatment, with an emphasis on first-year well-child care visits. A questionnaire was distributed to 192 PCPs in the primary care network at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) addressing (i) knowledge of obesity and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, (ii) anticipatory guidance practices at… CONTINUE READING
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