There are a number of challenges to effective weight management in children and families. One of the biggest? Just getting started!
We’ve spent a lot of time over the years studying why families start, continue, and end health services designed to help children and families with obesity. Continue reading
At this time of year, academic journals receive new, updated information about their Impact Factor (IF). which is used as a proxy marker of a journal’s prestige. Although this metric has been criticized …often… in general, the higher the IF, the more prestigious the journal. When information about a new IF is positive (has increased), this usually leads journals to circulate promotional emails or purchase online ads to tout the journals’ success and prominence. This was recently the case for Paediatrics and Child Health, the official journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Few things are more gratifying for a clinical researcher than knowing that your research had a direct impact on clinical care. Continue reading
Over the past several years, Arnaldo Perez (Dept of Pediatrics, UAlberta) played a leadership role in our research to better understand issues related to families’ engagement in pediatric weight management, which included drawing on data collected from families enrolled in our Should I Stay or Should I Go study. Continue reading
Over the past several years, we’ve published a few papers related to family engagement, initiation, and attrition in pediatric weight management. As this area of study has matured, investigators are taking a bigger picture view of these issues. Continue reading