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dc.contributor.authorStewart, Lauraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorChapple, Janen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Adrienne Ren_UK
dc.contributor.authorPoustie, Vanessaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorReilly, John Jen_UK
dc.description.abstractBackground: Treatment for childhood obesity is characterised by patient non-attendance and widespread failure to achieve weight maintenance. The use of behavioural change methods are suggested for engaging families in changing lifestyles. Qualitative methods may improve our understanding of patient perceptions, so improving treatment. We set out to explore the thoughts and feelings of parents whose children had undertaken dietetic consultations either employing behavioural change techniques or delivered by dietitians with no formal training in these techniques.  Methods: We used purposive sampling and interviewed 17 parents of children attending 6-month outpatient treatments for obesity (BMI>98th percentile). Parent’s perceptions of the dietetic treatment they received were explored by in-depth interviews, analysed using Framework methods.  Results: Parents who had taken part in the behavioural change techniques applauded the process finding it child-friendly and talked of ‘forming a partnership’ with the child and dietitian. Conversely standard care treatment was less well received. Developing a rapport with the dietitian was significant for the parents in their perception of a positive experience.  Conclusions: This study may help inform future treatments for childhood obesity by providing insights into the aspects of treatment and approaches applauded by parents. It highlights the possible value of the use of behavioural change skills by dietitians as a way of engaging with families of obese children.en_UK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell / British Dietetic Associationen_UK
dc.relationStewart L, Chapple J, Hughes AR, Poustie V & Reilly JJ (2008) The use of behavioural change techniques in the treatment of paediatric obesity: qualitative evaluation of parental perspectives on treatment. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 21 (5), pp. 464-473.
dc.rightsRights according to the Exclusive Licence Form:; Published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Copyright: Wiley-Blackwell / British Dietetic Association. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.comen_UK
dc.subjectChildhood obesityen_UK
dc.subjectbehavioural changeen_UK
dc.subjectObesity in children Treatmenten_UK
dc.subjectObesity in children Preventionen_UK
dc.subjectParent and childen_UK
dc.subjectBehavior modificationen_UK
dc.subjectChildren Nutritionen_UK
dc.titleThe use of behavioural change techniques in the treatment of paediatric obesity: qualitative evaluation of parental perspectives on treatmenten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Human Nutrition and Dieteticsen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Liverpoolen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorStewart, Laura|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorChapple, Jan|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHughes, Adrienne R|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPoustie, Vanessa|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorReilly, John J|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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