A Pilot Study to Establish Better Eating Practices Using an Exam Room-Based Educational Video

Dana Sirota, Patricia Hametz

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Objective. To evaluate whether the introduction of an exam room-based educational video in a busy clinic setting can improve Hispanic caregiver knowledge, attitudes, and children's eating practices. Results. Between June and September of 2010, 80 caregivers enrolled in the study and a total of 37 completed the entire study. The majority of caregivers were female (90%) and Hispanic (89.9%) with a mean age of 36.9 years (±10.9). At 1-month posttesting, compared with pretesting, caregivers report their child's consumption of "any" vegetables increased (34% to 70%, P =.01) as did self-efficacy to control portions (55.6% to 81.1%, P =.01). On multivariable analysis, older caregivers were more likely to report improvement of vegetable consumption (adjusted odds ratio = 1.28; 95% confidence interval = 1.01-1.62, P =.04). Conclusion. There may be value in providing nutrition education to caregivers during routine child care using exam room-based educational videos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-374
Number of pages5
JournalInfant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • obesity prevention
  • patient and family education
  • video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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