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Table 3 Classification of main themes and subthemes

From: Barriers to and facilitators of nurse-parent interaction intended to promote healthy weight gain and prevent childhood obesity at Swedish child health centers

Theme Subtheme
Assessment of the child’s weight status Visual inspection only
Height and weight chart only
BMI chart
Manual calculation of BMI
Initiative Nurses mainly take the initiative
Concerned parents take the initiative
A sensitive topic Avoidance or delayed information
Voluntariness at CHC is important
No avoidance—a mission
Parental responses Negative responses
Positive responses
Parents deliberately want overweight children
Actions Health promoting activities
Preventive activities
Lifestyle patterns Unhealthy diet habits
Lack of active play