Elementary School Nurses' Perceptions and Practices Regarding Body Mass Index Measurement in School Children

Elementary School Nurses' Perceptions and Practices Regarding Body Mass Index Measurement in School Children

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Ninety four percent of school nurses stated they were confident or very confident in measuring height and weight and 74% stated they were confident or very confident in converting height and weight to BMI. Ninety three percent felt confident to very confident in helping parents interpret BMI findings. According to this study, school nurses would support measuring and reporting BMI to parents as a way to influence healthy weight in school children.It is recommended that parents make their childa#39;s weight status a priority for discussion with their medical care provider. ... However, only 25% of the nurses that responded to this random sample survey felt competent to prescribe weight loss programs for children. The school nurses who ... Besides academic challenges, peer rejection may be a challenge for obese individuals in the school setting. Biasesanbsp;...


Title:Elementary School Nurses' Perceptions and Practices Regarding Body Mass Index Measurement in School Children
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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