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Évaluation du tracé des courbes de corpulence dans le carnet de santé d'enfants hospitalisés à Albertville

Abstract : Context: Overweight and obesity in children is a major public health challenge of the 21st century. In a child’s personal health record, tracking the evolution of the body mass index (BMI) by drawing charts is a simple and reliable way to detect early signs of overweight risk. Overweight prevalence should be achievable by early child care and prevention. Objective: Evaluate effectiveness of BMI curves performed by pediatricians. Analysis of parent’s own perception of their child’s shape. Methods: Analysing previous BMI curves and the ones that have been completed according to french standards and IOTF reference in the health records of 36 patients aged between 3 to17 years old hospitalized in Pediatrics at the Hospital of Albertville. Performing a survey with parents. Results: No BMI curve were found to be filled in accordance with the strict recommendations of the HAS in 2011. 25% were blanks; 75% had an insufficient number of points to the age, including 58.3% not linked-up. 2/3 of overweight children had been alerted by their doctor. Almost 20% of parents had a misperception of their child's shape. Conclusion: BMI curve are not used effectively enough by general practitioners and paediatricians responsible of children’s follow-up. Parents must be informed of the overweight of their child to take conscience of it. The BMI curve can be an objective basis to discuss overweight in children. The personal health record format must be updated to give doctors a better tool of early detection, diagnosis and communication on overweight in children.
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Élodie Bardet Fournier. Évaluation du tracé des courbes de corpulence dans le carnet de santé d'enfants hospitalisés à Albertville. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01097442⟩



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