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Medical family therapy meets childhood obesity
by Pratt, Keeley J., Ph.D., East Carolina University, 2010, 187; 3404421
Abstract (Summary)

This manuscript is a review article regarding care for overweight/obese children and their families through synthesizing treatment in the clinical, administrative/policy, and financial domains as organized by C.J. Peek's Three-world view. Additionally, the article traces the trajectory of pediatric obesity care from initial musings, to familycentered care, multidisciplinary care, and the most recent recommendations (as stated by the Expert Committee) for treatment. The purpose of this review is to bring together and inform multiple disciplines about (1) terms, recent expert recommendations, and the implementation guide pertaining to pediatric obesity treatment, (2) a structure for synthesizing clinical, operational, and financial practices, and (3) recommendations that bridge medical and other healthcare options for pediatric overweight patients and their families.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lamson, Angela L.
Commitee: Collier, David N., Lazorick, Suzanne, Swanson, Melvin S., White, Carmel P., White, Mark B.
School: East Carolina University
Department: Child Development and Family Relations
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-B 71/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Medicine
Keywords: Childhood obesity, Depression, Family centered, Integrated care, Pediatrics, Quality of life
Publication Number: 3404421
ISBN: 978-1-124-01454-8
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