The study showed that parents were not good at assessing their child’s weight status and had a limited understanding of the present and future consequences of their child being overweight or obese. They were however motivated to implement a healthy diet and exercise to their child’s daily routine but felt more confident with the former.
Objective: To assess the extent to which parental understanding and motivation influence their efforts to manage the obese child; with special emphasis on eating habits and physical activity.
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The paediatric cancer survivors in this survey were found to have delays in their development. This group of children should have their development closely monitored. This will ensure that delays in development can be discovered early and appropriate interventions instituted.
Objective: To investigate the neurodevelopmental outcome of childhood cancer survivors treated at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC).
The incidence of childhood cancer in Trinidad and Tobago is lower than that reported in developed
countries. There are some unique findings with the incidence of nephroblastoma and the relatively high incidence of leukaemia in three counties.
Background: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is in the process of developing a comprehensive National Oncology Programme. Regarding Paediatric Oncology, it is necessary to characterize this population to adequately direct its development. This report describes the incidence of childhood cancer in Trinidad and Tobago.
This study aimed to determine the outcome of the febrile neutropenic
episodes in the paediatric oncology population at one centre in
Trinidad. A positive treatment outcome was achieved in 91% of the
Objective: To evaluate the incidence, presentation, treatment and outcome of febrile neutropenic episodes of patients treated at the Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital (WFPH) in Trinidad and Tobago.
Medical needs of patients were perceived to be well
met, but there was need to address psychosocial, physical
and educational needs of parents.
Objective: To assess the perceptions of parents of children with cancer and to determine level of satisfaction with the paediatric oncology services at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC).