Julie Bernard-Genest, Lisa Chu, Elizabeth Dettmer, Catharine M. Walsh, Amy C. McPherson, Jonah Strub, Alissa Steinberg, Cathleen Steinegger, Jill K. Hamilton
Abstract: Health care professionals (HCPs) and trainees feel ill-equipped to discuss weight-related issues with children and their families. A whiteboard video for HCPs and trainees outlining strategies to communicate about weight was developed and evaluated. Seventy HCPs, including 15 trainees, participated in the baseline assessment and 39 repeated measures 4 to 6 months later. HCP self-efficacy for initiating conversations with overweight and underweight patients, measured immediately following the video, significan…
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