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Infrequent Attention to Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors in Conversations in Swedish Child Health Services.
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PMID:  23356388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: To investigate conversations between nurses and parents in Swedish child health services, and to assess to what extent attention is directed towards dietary and physical activity behaviors in children. METHODS: Twenty-three nurses audio-recorded one session each. Recordings were assessed and topics were classified according to pre-determined categories. RESULTS: The three most frequent topics of conversation concerned physical examinations of the child (30% of session time), talking to the child to establish or maintain contact and interest (15%), and development of language skills (12%). Dietary habits came on fourth place (10%), and physical activity ranked 14 (4%). CONCLUSION: Attention to dietary and physical activity behaviors in children is infrequent in Swedish child health services. Concern is raised about the efficacy of prevention efforts against childhood obesity. ©2013 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2013 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
B Bohman; M Eriksson; M Lind; A Ghaderi; L Forsberg; F Rasmussen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2013 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2013 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
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