Establishment of the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry: A National Research Collaborative for Identifying the Optimal Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity

Shelley Kirk, Sarah Armstrong, Eileen King, Christine Trapp, Mollie Grow, Jared Tucker, Madeline Joseph, Lenna Liu, Ashley Weedn, Brooke Sweeney, Claudia Fox, Samreen Fathima, Ronald Williams, Roy Kim, William Stratbucker

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Background: Prospective patient registries have been successfully utilized in several disease states with a goal of improving treatment approaches through multi-institutional collaboration. The prevalence of youth with severe obesity is at a historic high in the United States, yet evidence to guide effective weight management is limited. The Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER) was established in 2013 to identify and promote effective intervention strategies for pediatric obesity. Methods: Sites in POWER provide multicomponent pediatric weight management (PWM) care for youth with obesity and collect a defined set of demographic and clinical parameters, which they regularly submit to the POWER Data Coordinating Center. A program profile survey was completed by sites to describe characteristics of the respective PWM programs. Results: From January 2014 through December 2015, 26 US sites were enrolled in POWER and had submitted data on 3643 youth with obesity. Ninety-five percent were 6-18 years of age, 54% female, 32% nonwhite, 32% Hispanic, and 59% publicly insured. Over two-thirds had severe obesity. All sites included a medical provider and used weight status in their referral criteria. Other program characteristics varied widely between sites. Conclusion: POWER is an established national registry representing a diverse sample of youth with obesity participating in multicomponent PWM programs across the United States. Using high-quality data collection and a collaborative research infrastructure, POWER aims to contribute to the development of evidence-based guidelines for multicomponent PWM programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalChildhood Obesity
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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Pediatric Obesity
Registries
Weights and Measures
Research
Therapeutics
Pediatrics
Morbid Obesity
Obesity
Hispanic Americans
Referral and Consultation
Demography
Guidelines

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Kirk, Shelley ; Armstrong, Sarah ; King, Eileen ; Trapp, Christine ; Grow, Mollie ; Tucker, Jared ; Joseph, Madeline ; Liu, Lenna ; Weedn, Ashley ; Sweeney, Brooke ; Fox, Claudia ; Fathima, Samreen ; Williams, Ronald ; Kim, Roy ; Stratbucker, William. / Establishment of the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry : A National Research Collaborative for Identifying the Optimal Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity. In: Childhood Obesity. 2017 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 9-17.
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Establishment of the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry : A National Research Collaborative for Identifying the Optimal Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity. / Kirk, Shelley; Armstrong, Sarah; King, Eileen; Trapp, Christine; Grow, Mollie; Tucker, Jared; Joseph, Madeline; Liu, Lenna; Weedn, Ashley; Sweeney, Brooke; Fox, Claudia; Fathima, Samreen; Williams, Ronald; Kim, Roy; Stratbucker, William.

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