Pediatric BMI improves with motivational interviewing
Key clinical point: Counseling with motivational interviewing improved pediatric body mass index.
Major finding: BMI percentile dropped 3.8-4.9 points with motivational interviewing, compared with 1.8 points with usual care.
Data source: A 2-year randomized controlled trial involving 42 pediatric practices treating 645 children, aged 2-8, with BMIs between the 85th and 97th percentiles.
Disclosures: The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the American Academy of Pediatrics funded the research. The authors reported no relevant financial disclosures.
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