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Health personnel's communication of children’s weight status: What is effective and what are the childrens' and parents' experiences and preferences? A mixed methods systematic review - project description

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The Division of Health Services in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health was commissioned by the Norwegian Directorate of Health to conduct a mixed methods systematic review of empirical research about communication of children’s underweight, overweight or obese status to children and their parents.


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Summary

Objectives

  1. To assess the effects of communication methods and strategies used by health personnel to inform parents and/or the child that routine weight and height screening identified the child as underweight, overweight or obese with a focus on knowledge, attitudes, emotional reactions and action.
  2. To explore parents' and childrens' views and experiences of and preferences for communication with health personnel about a child’s weight after routine weight screening.

The protocol can be found as a PDF-file to the left on this web page.