Two-thirds of parents believe their child’s obesity influenced their pain experience | APS
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Two-thirds of parents of children with obesity believe their child’s weight influenced their pain experience.
Why this matters
Parental beliefs regarding the relationship of obesity and pain may influence the success of interventions.
As part of a larger study examining the impact of pain on pediatric obesity, researchers at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford conducted a qualitative study focusing on caregivers of youth participating in a family-based weight management program and reporting comorbid pain.
Caregivers answered questions regarding the impact of the pain on obesity (eg, “do you think weight influences pain?”).
Up to 70% of youth report pain when presenting to the Hartf...