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Growth chart basics in 3 minutes: A resource for improving parent’s understanding of growth charts

  • Author(s): Kroesing Albino, Nicholas;
  • et al.
Abstract

As information technology continues to improve, patients are given access to increasing amounts of their health data. Health applications such as Epic MyChart provide an easily accessible archive of information for both patients and, in the case of pediatrics, parents. With increasing amounts of available information there is a concurrent need to provide education about interpretation. This study aimed to create a short, parent-focused, educational video to convey high-yield information regarding growth chart data. A pre- and post-survey were administered in conjunction with the educational video using QR codes at pediatric offices in La Jolla. We found, in general, parents felt well-equipped to be active participants in their child’s health, but identified some areas for improvement regarding perceptions of health.

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