Experiences of Health Care Practitioners in Caring for Children with Overweight and Obesity
Barden, Mavis; Birech, Ruth; Domie, Leticia; Germaine, Fazila (2019)
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Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in both developed and developing countries. Overweight and obesity in childhood have a significant effect on both physical and mental health. Children's weight management result in child’s well-being and healthy adulthood. The changes take place slowly and with minor lifestyle changes throughout the family. The aim of the research is to explore experiences of Healthcare Practitioners in caring for children with overweight and obesity based on existing literature. The purpose of the study is to suggest ways to improve the quality of care in pediatric overweight and obesity based on the research outcomes. This study was conducted as a literature review. Articles were obtained from CINAHL (Ebsco), Cochrane Library, Pubmed and Google Scholar. Analysis and review of the relevant literature articles selected for this study resulted in four main thematic concerns; Jumping hurdles(barriers), facilitators, dilemmas and requisites.