Physician Perspectives on Obesity Screening in Hospitalized Children

Diana S. Lee, Elissa Gross, Michael L. Rinke

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Abstract

Nearly one-third of the children in the United States are obese or overweight and face associated physical and mental health issues.1,2 Parents often misperceive and underreport their child's weight status.3-5 This misperception is a major barrier to increasing healthy lifestyle choices, such as limiting screen time, increasing physical activity, improving diet, and participating in prevention programs.6-8 Increasing parental awareness of children's weight status is an important initial step in addressing the obesity epidemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)983-985
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume55
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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