Primary care physicians' discussions of weight-related topics with overweight and obese adolescents: results from the Teen CHAT Pilot study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Physicians should counsel overweight adolescents about nutrition and exercise. We audio recorded 30 physician-adolescent encounters. Female, older, normal-weight physicians and pediatricians were more Motivational Interviewing (MI) adherent. When physicians used MI skills, patients increased exercise, lost weight, and reduced screen time. Physicians should use MI techniques to help adolescents change.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pollak, KI; Alexander, SC; Østbye, T; Lyna, P; Tulsky, JA; Dolor, RJ; Coffman, C; Namenek Brouwer, RJ; Esoimeme, I; Manusov, JRE; Bravender, T

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 205 - 207

PubMed ID

  • 19628149

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2753373

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1972

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.01.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States