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Tools are limited to help health care professionals talk about weight-related issues with their pediatric patients. The investigators have developed 6 whiteboard videos for health care professionals based on the 5As of Pediatric Obesity Management to address weight-related issues with pediatric patients and their families. This study aims to evaluate the videos using pre and post questionnaires. With the questionnaires, the investigators want to evaluate the content, quality (acceptability, engagement) and impact of patient-oriented educational videos on HCPs' self-efficacy and knowledge in regards to addressing weight-related issues with pediatric patients and their families using the 5A framework.
Approximately one third of Canadian children and adolescents can be classified as having overweight or obesity. Health-care professionals (HCP), particularly primary care physicians, play a critical role in helping to address weight-related issues with patients and their families. A primary care-based obesity treatment model may be a practical means of treating obesity and helping to prevent Type 2 Diabetes and other co-morbidities. At the same time, obesity is not currently being addressed or managed in a consistent way across primary care settings, representing a significant gap in care. Furthermore, the extant literature indicates that HCPs feel ill-equipped to address obesity prevention and management, during childhood in particular. A lack of self-efficacy and training are recognized as two significant barriers to discussing weight with patients and their families. Other challenges for HCPs include the fear of damaging their relationship with patients and their families and the apprehension of triggering other issues such as eating disorders. For these reasons, effective educational materials are required for HCPs to promote healthy and helpful conversations about weight and risk of comorbidities. Research has shown that educational videos are an effective and engaging means to improve knowledge, confidence, and attitudes in HCPs and trainees. The investigators use The 5As of Pediatric Obesity Management as a framework for the creation of these educational videos. Preliminary evidence indicates that implementation of the 5As of Adult Obesity Management can increase communication amongst providers and patients in weight management. In 2013, experts from The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) partnered with CON to adapt this framework for use in a pediatric setting. It was designed as a step by step approach for busy primary care physicians who see childhood obesity in their practice. The Pediatric 5As presently exists as a downloadable booklet on the CON website. Although this resource is a helpful tool for HCPs, feedback from focus groups indicate that HCPs would like an expanded version with practical visuals of how a 5As framed encounter would occur in a busy office setting. The investigators have developed 6 videos to evaluate: Video #1: Weight Science 101, will present background information, including information on the factors driving body weight regulation. Video #2: A Word about BMI, will present background information on the advantages and disadvantages of using BMI. Video #3 ASK, reviews how to approach discussions about obesity with pediatric patients and their caregivers. Video #4: ASSESS, will review how to comprehensively assess children and youth with obesity. Video #5: ADVISE, AGREE, and ASSIST, will discuss the interventions for pediatric obesity management in the primary care setting, how to ensure patient engagement in the process, and how to sustain therapy. Our last video, Video #6: Putting it All Together, will summarize each of the 5As and how to use them as a comprehensive tool for pediatric obesity management.This study aims to evaluate the videos using pre and post questionnaires. With the questionnaires, the investigators want to evaluate the content, quality (acceptability, engagement) and impact of patient-oriented educational videos on HCPs' self-efficacy and knowledge in regards to addressing weight-related issues with pediatric patients and their families using the 5A framework.
Evaluation of whiteboard videos
The Hospital for Sick Children
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The Hospital for Sick Children
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-21T12:45:43-0400
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