Perceptions About Care Coordination Between Pediatricians and Women, Infants and Children (wic) for Early Childhood Obesity Prevention
By Morris G, Bailey-Davis L, Cochran W, Hess L, Marini M, Mowery J, Lutcher S, Savage J, Hosterman J
Purpose: More than half of the infants in the United States participate in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program while simultaneously receiving preventive care from pediatricians. Parents obtain feeding and parenting advice from both, however the care is uncoordinated and information maybe conflicting. Our purpose was to evaluate the perspectives of pediatricians and WIC nutritionists about the opportunities and challenges of coordinating care to prevent infant rapid weight gain before 6 months of age.
Methods: We used a semi-structured interview guide to gather the perspectives of pediatricians (N= 13) and WIC nutritionists (N= 35) in a Mid-Atlantic state. Investigators used a grounded theory approach to independently code-transcripts. Cross-cutting categories and emerging themes across both groups are reported.
March 8, 2018
Morris G, Bailey-Davis L, Cochran W, Hess L, Marini M, Mowery J, Lutcher S, Savage J, Hosterman J (2018) Perceptions About Care Coordination Between Pediatricians and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for Early Childhood Obesity Prevention. Pediatrics: Vol. 141, Issue 1, pp. 590. Available online: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/141/1_MeetingAbstract/590