The Assessment and Early Identification of Overweight Children in Primary Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308154
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Assessment and Early Identification of Overweight Children in Primary Care
Author(s):
Joerg, Kimberly A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Upsilon-at-Large
Author Details:
Kimberly A. Joerg, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC, kjoerg@usj.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Abstract Title

The Assessment and Early Identification of Overweight Children in Primary Care

Purpose & Rationale:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based initiative on the behaviors of pediatric practitioners in a primary care setting.

Research Questions:

1. What are the current behavioral intentions of pediatric primary care providers regarding documentation of recommended parameters related to childhood obesity on the problem list and/or in the patient’s chart?

2. What is the impact of a multifaceted individual provider intervention including interactive educational session and performance feedback on pediatric primary care providers’ behavior scores regarding documentation of recommended parameters related to childhood obesity on the problem list and in the patient’s chart?

Synthesis of Review of Literature:

The critical role of early identification and screening is cited throughout numerous studies, yet it is apparent that there remain inconsistencies and gaps in standards of practice within pediatric primary care. Established and research supported guidelines and recommendations are available, however they are under-accessed and underutilized. 

The morbidity of childhood obesity and its societal pervasiveness is well documented in the literature.  The statistics confirming the prevalence are compelling. Adhering to the standards of practice for annual measurement of growth, allows providers a platform for discussions with parents and children.

Methods/Procedures:

This quality improvement project was introduced in two phases within a single pediatric practice.

Results:

The behaviors of the providers regarding documentation of recommended parameters were not consistent among the providers  There was a statistically significant positive impact on the documentation behaviors of the providers after performance feedback and an educational intervention.

Discussion/Application to Practice:

Performance feedback and educational interventions may serve as catalyst for quality improvement in the area of childhood obesity in primary care.  The incorporation of documentation parameters will allow for consistent practice among providers.

 

Keywords:
quality improvement project; childhood obesity; evidence-based initiative
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Assessment and Early Identification of Overweight Children in Primary Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJoerg, Kimberly A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Upsilon-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsKimberly A. Joerg, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC, kjoerg@usj.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308154-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Abstract Title</b>:  <p>The Assessment and Early Identification of Overweight Children in Primary Care <p><b>Purpose & Rationale: </b><p>The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based initiative on the behaviors of pediatric practitioners in a primary care setting. <p><b>Research Questions:</b><p>1. What are the current behavioral intentions of pediatric primary care providers regarding documentation of recommended parameters related to childhood obesity on the problem list and/or in the patient’s chart? <p>2. What is the impact of a multifaceted individual provider intervention including interactive educational session and performance feedback on pediatric primary care providers’ behavior scores regarding documentation of recommended parameters related to childhood obesity on the problem list and in the patient’s chart? <p><b>Synthesis of Review of Literature:</b><p>The critical role of early identification and screening is cited throughout numerous studies, yet it is apparent that there remain inconsistencies and gaps in standards of practice within pediatric primary care. Established and research supported guidelines and recommendations are available, however they are under-accessed and underutilized.  <p>The morbidity of childhood obesity and its societal pervasiveness is well documented in the literature.  The statistics confirming the prevalence are compelling. Adhering to the standards of practice for annual measurement of growth, allows providers a platform for discussions with parents and children. <p><b>Methods/Procedures:</b><p>This quality improvement project was introduced in two phases within a single pediatric practice. <p><b>Results:</b><p>The behaviors of the providers regarding documentation of recommended parameters were not consistent among the providers  There was a statistically significant positive impact on the documentation behaviors of the providers after performance feedback and an educational intervention. <p><b>Discussion/Application to Practice:</b><p>Performance feedback and educational interventions may serve as catalyst for quality improvement in the area of childhood obesity in primary care.  The incorporation of documentation parameters will allow for consistent practice among providers. <p><b> </b>en_GB
dc.subjectquality improvement projecten_GB
dc.subjectchildhood obesityen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based initiativeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:36Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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