Visual Recognition of Child Body Mass Index by Medical Students , Resident Physicians , and Community Physicians

@inproceedings{AhlersSchmidt2010VisualRO,
  title={Visual Recognition of Child Body Mass Index by Medical Students , Resident Physicians , and Community Physicians},
  author={Carolyn Rose Ahlers-Schmidt and D. Kroeker and Amy K. Chesser and Traci Hart and Jennifer G. Brannon},
  year={2010}
}
Background: Many studies have assessed the ability of mothers to identify their child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) category and the vast majority of mothers are unable to do so accurately. This suggested a need for physicians to inform parents about their child’s weight status. However, many physicians do not chart BMI-for-age, even though it is recommended. Instead they rely on their visual perception of the patient’s weight status. This study determined the number of medical students, resident… CONTINUE READING

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