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Table 4 Facilitators and barriers in nurse/parent interaction at child health centers

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

  Obesity prevention issue/solution owner
  Nurses Parents
  BMI chart Concerned parents take the initiative
Nurses mainly take the initiative Positive responses
Facilitators No avoidance—a mission  
  Health promoting activities  
Preventive activities  
  Visual inspection only Negative responses
Height and weight chart only Parents deliberately want overweight children
Barriers Manual calculation of BMI Unhealthy diet habits
  Avoidance or delayed information Lack of active play
Voluntariness at CHC is important