Today’s blog post is brought to you by Trisha Chloé Baluyot. Trisha is a kinesiologist at CEASO clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and a MSc Candidate at Concordia University.

Trisha is a Master’s student in the Department of Health, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology at Concordia University. She is doing research under the supervision of Dr. Angela Alberga on pediatric obesity management in Canada. The purpose of their research is to explore physicians’ attitudes and practices towards bariatric surgery and pharmacotherapy in youth. This objective is part of a larger goal to investigate the possible need of continuing medical education in obesity management for physicians and medical residents. This study aims to document the knowledge, attitudes and practices of both practicing physicians and medical residents in Canada.

You are invited to participate in this study, which will be completed online. Participation is voluntary. For those of you who decide to kindly participate, an informed consent document will be provided for you to complete, ensuring your willingness to participate and the anonymity of the data collected from you.

The study consists of a 15-minute online survey with questions regarding knowledge about pediatric obesity management, attitudes towards bariatric surgery and pharmacotherapy in Canadian youth, current obesity management practices as well as demographic information. By completing this survey, participants who provide their name and email address are eligible to receive a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Currently live and practice in at least one Canadian province or territory
  • Be an active physician or medical resident working in the fields of:
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Pediatrics
  • Have clinical interactions with children and/or adolescents

Should you choose to participate, you may click on this link:

https://survey.concordia.ca/limesurvey/index.php/579269?lang=en

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns regarding your participation in this study. You can contact us by email at t_baluyo@live.concordia.ca or by phone at (514) 848-2424 x 3371.

Thank you for your consideration!

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