What are parents’ and carers’ experiences on healthcare communication, when their child is overweight or obese?
This qualitative review considers studies that include mothers, fathers or carers of a child (aged 0 - 12 years) that is considered overweight or obese by healthcare professionals or parents.
This review considers studies that investigate parents’ or carers’ experiences of communication with healthcare professionals about childhood obesity. Communicating includes verbal or written communicating about child’s obesity given from healthcare professionals (HCP) and received by a parent or a carer having a child with overweight or obesity.
The review considers studies that have been conducted in healthcare settings (primary care and secondary care) and the main reason to meet the family is prevention or care for childhood overweight or obesity.