Revisiting the Waiting Room

November 17, 2014 (old blog)

In previous posts, I’ve discussed the clinic waiting room as a viable setting to recruit patients for research purposes.

In a recent letter to the editor that I wrote with fellow trainee (AP) and mentors (GB, MF), we questioned if waiting rooms are an appropriate setting to observe families’ dietary behaviors.

Check it out here:


Avis JLS, Perez A, Forhan M, Ball GDC. Is waiting room behavior an accurate proxy for families’ actual dietary habits? A comment regarding, “Junk food seen at pediatric clinic visits: Is it a problem?” Clinical Pediatrics. 2014; epub ahead of print.


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