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Feasibility of an Obesity Prevention Intervention in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives of Primary Care Clinicians and Parents of 2-5 year old children on the Parents and Tots Together Program

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dc.contributor.advisor Haines, Jess
dc.contributor.author Bourgeois, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-09T13:26:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-09T13:26:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-09
dc.date.created 2015-09-04
dc.date.issued 2015-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9178
dc.description.abstract Preventing childhood obesity is a public health priority, and primary care is an important setting for early intervention. In this thesis, the perspectives of primary care clinicians and parents of children 2-5 years were explored, on the implementation of an obesity prevention intervention within team-based primary care. Focus groups with interprofessional primary care clinicians (n = 40), and interviews with parents (n=26) were conducted and analyzed using directed content analysis. Clinicians identified several barriers to addressing obesity and related behaviours in this age group, including: a gap in well-child primary care between ages 18 months and 4-5 years, lack of time, and sensitivity of these topics. Both parents and clinicians felt that the trust and existing relationships with primary care clinicians were facilitators to program implementation. Despite barriers to addressing obesity and related behaviours within well-child care, both clinicians and parents expressed interest in obesity prevention interventions in the primary care setting. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Obesity Prevention en_US
dc.subject Qualitative Analysis en_US
dc.subject Primary Care en_US
dc.subject 2-5 years en_US
dc.title Feasibility of an Obesity Prevention Intervention in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives of Primary Care Clinicians and Parents of 2-5 year old children on the Parents and Tots Together Program en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
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