Youths' Perceptions of Overweight-related Prevention Counseling at a Primary Care Visit

Taveras, Elsie M.; Sobol, Arthur M.; Hannon, Cynthia; Finkelstein, Daniel; Wiecha, Jean; Gortmaker, Steven L.
April 2007
Obesity (19307381);Apr2007, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p831
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study on youth's perceptions of overweight-related prevention counseling at a primary care visit. It notes that primary preventive health services could play a significant role in dealing with overweight child and adolescent. In the study, younger adolescents perceived readiness to change their nutrition behaviors recommended by their clinicians. The results indicate the need for clinicians to form more specific, evidence-based overweight prevention counseling.


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