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 couple of weeks, we published two new papers on topics that might be of interest to you. Continue reading
To kick off 2016 on a positive note, we’re continuing to publish data collected as part of our Should I Stay or Should I Go? Study. Most recently, our paper (led by Arnaldo Perez, PhD Candidate, Dept of Pediatrics, UAlberta) on reasons and facilitators behind families’ decision to initiate pediatric weight management was published in Child: Care, Health and Development.
At a time when many researchers and clinicians are working to understand and predict attrition from weight management, it was encouraging to take a strengths-based approach to explore how families overcame potential barriers and challenges to accessing services to help their families improve their health and well-being.
On a related note, our Should I Stay or Should I Go? Study will be coming to an end in 2016 as we write, submit, and publish our final papers, some of which are already in review. Will keep you posted as everything is finalized over the coming months.
On the last day of the meeting, both Arnaldo and Jill presented posters based on their PhD research. In addition, the conference held some of the best sessions for the week.