The University of Queensland has developed a digital tool to predict childhood obesity, called i-PATHWAY. This tool can help to prevent childhood obesity by calculating risk from as early as age 12 months.

The research team talked with clinicians and parents/guardians and they need support to use i-PATHWAY.  

Therefore, the purpose of this project is to develop two guides:

  1. To assist clinicians appropriately on how to effectively use the tool.
  2. To help clinicians and parents/guardians decide what action to take to best reduce a child’s risk of developing obesity.

Clinicians who see infants (0-2 years) in clinical practice and parents/guardians of infants are invited to join two video/teleconference sessions (approx. 1 hour each) to have a conversation on how to best develop the two clinical resources.

Inclusion criteria:

Clinicians

  • Currently a practising clinician, at any full-time equivalent (FTE) in Queensland in public or private practice, of any discipline as mentioned in section 7.0.
  • The practising clinician must currently or have previously engaged clinically with infants (aged 0-2 years) in the past year.

Caregivers

  • Currently a parent or legal guardian of an infant (aged 0-2 years).
  • The parent or legal guardian has had previous contact with the public or private health system in Australia.

Exclusion criteria:

Caregivers

  • Any parent or legal guardian of an infant (aged 0-2 years) with clinically-recognised growth concerns, including: failure to thrive, short stature, growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism, Turner syndrome, Prader Willi syndrome and Down syndrome.

Register your interest:

If you would like to participate in the study, please email Leila Fathi l.fathi@uqconnect.edu.au

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2020000236]