Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 07 16;18(14). Epub 2021 Jul 16.
Division of Endocrinology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada.
Health care professionals (HCPs) play a critical role in helping to address weight-related issues with pediatric patients, yet often feel ill-equipped to discuss/manage this complex and sensitive health issue. Using the five As ("Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree, and Assist") of Pediatric Obesity Management, we created a series of educational videos and evaluated the content, quality (acceptability, engagement), and impact of these videos on HCPs' self-efficacy, knowledge, and change in practice when addressing weight-related issues with pediatric patients and their families using questionnaires. HCPs ( = 65) participated in a baseline assessment and 4-6 month follow-up ( = 54). Read More