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Providers as weight coaches: using practice guides and motivational interview to treat obesity in the pediatric office.
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PMID:  21930034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Motivational interview techniques combined with an evidence-based guideline provide valuable tools for the treatment of childhood obesity. The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' Healthy Eating and Activity Together guidelines were adopted in a rural pediatric office. After a 6-month pilot, effectiveness of treatment was evaluated with a retrospective chart review. The results suggest that children were motivated for healthy lifestyle changes but had difficulty maintaining motivation and compliance with healthy change choices after 1-2 months; however, with consistent use of motivational interviewing techniques combined with diet and exercise counseling, there was a trend toward lowered body mass index and waist measurements.
Sandy Blizzard Tripp; Joan Templeton Perry; Sharon Romney; Jane Blood-Siegfried
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-8449     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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