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Table 4 Psychological impacts of CHAMP on families

From: Engaging parents using web-based feedback on child growth to reduce childhood obesity: a mixed methods study

Subtheme Description Example quote
A judgement of parenting Parents may feel judged or reassured, depending on the BMI result If your child is not where they should be, it can give you feelings that you are failing as a parent.”
Increased reflection and monitoring CHAMP can prompt parents to stop, reflect and monitor I have to check whether she is eating well, whether she is growing, but I have to look after her weight.”
Psychological impacts on children Concern about children worrying over weight from a young age I think [she’s] young to be worrying about weight.”