Beyond Nutrition Knowledge and Tools—What Do Pediatric Providers Really Need?
Nutrition counseling continues to be a concern for pediatric providers. This study aimed to extend the understanding of the perceptions of pediatric providers regarding nutrition care. Individual semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted using a purposive sampling technique. Interviews were conducted in-person or via telephone, recorded, and transcribed. Seven themes emerged from the data and these can be used as a “how to” for medical educators. Based on the experiences and perspectives of the pediatric providers in our study, we are moving forward with the systematic development of a curriculum to improve nutrition care and counseling in pediatrics.
KeywordsResidency education Nutrition Counseling Obesity
We thank the providers for taking their time to participate in our study. We also thank Paola Gonzalez-Pacheco, Kelly M. Caponigro, and Alishia Kinsey for assisting the authors with processing study results.
This project was supported by the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Educational Research Grant Program and NIH/NCRR Colorado CTSI Grant Number UL1 RR025780.
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