New Review Provides Comprehensive Overview of Existing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Childhood Overweight and Obesity
NEW YORK, May 27, 2020 – Nearly 19 percent of American youth age 2-19 are obese, and while pediatric primary care providers recognize the importance of evidence-based practice guidelines for the management of this increasing population of overweight and obese youth, they face challenges accessing, reviewing and discerning the highest quality of evidence in an efficient manner.
A new research report, Childhood Obesity: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Clinical Practice-Part One, presents a comprehensive overview of the scholarly literature about childhood overweight and obesity, and provides key clinical recommendations to primary care providers on assessment, prevention, management and treatment of childhood overweight and obesity.
“Recognizing the multiple responsibilities and time constraints that pediatric providers face, we hope this article that features high-quality, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines will be a beneficial resource when working with childhood overweight and obesity,” said co-author Karen Duderstadt, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN.
Co-author Margaret Quinn, DNP, CPNP, CNE, said that the diverse collaborative team representing those from, “clinical practice as well as academia … were able to evaluate the best guidelines for one comprehensive document.”
The overview was published in the May/June 2020 issue of Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Also contributing to this research are co-authors Michele L. Polfuss, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, Jill F. Kilanowski, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN, Mary E. Thompson, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC and Renee L. Davis, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC.
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