The environmental history in pediatric practice: a study of pediatricians' attitudes, beliefs, and practices.

@article{Kilpatrick2002TheEH,
  title={The environmental history in pediatric practice: a study of pediatricians' attitudes, beliefs, and practices.},
  author={Nikki Kilpatrick and Howard Frumkin and Jane Trowbridge and Cam Escoffery and Robert Geller and Leslie Rubin and Gerald Teague and Janice T Nodvin},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2002},
  volume={110},
  pages={823 - 827}
}
We conducted a mail survey of practicing pediatricians in Georgia to assess their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding recording patients' environmental histories. Of 477 eligible pediatricians, 266 (55.8%) responded. Fewer than one in five reported having received training in environmental history-taking. Pediatricians reported that they strongly believe in the importance of environmental exposures in children's health, and 53.5% of respondents reported experience with a patient who… CONTINUE READING