Attitudes of pediatricians toward Children's consumption of ionic beverages

On behalf of the Committee on Pediatric Nutrition of The Japanese Pediatric Society

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Background: The aim of our study was to clarify the attitudes of pediatricians toward children's consumption of ionic beverages. Methods: A questionnaire survey of pediatric practitioners' attitudes toward the consumption of ionic beverages was administered to 537 doctors under 60 years of age who were members of the Japanese Pediatric Society. Results: We received 215 valid responses from 182 board-certified pediatric specialists and 31 non-specialists. Approximately 60% of respondents recommended ionic beverages either often or sometimes. About half of all respondents cautioned patients about excessive consumption. About 40% had experienced at least one instance of excessive consumption characterized by acute symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and pyrexia. Specialists were more likely to recommend ionic beverages for oral rehydration than did non-specialists. Non-specialists more often recommended ionic beverages to patients with pyrexia. Conclusions: Pediatricians' attitudes toward children's consumption of ionic beverages were generally appropriate. Pediatric specialists' attitudes were more appropriate than were those of non-specialists.

Original languageEnglish
Article number176
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 25

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Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Excessive consumption
  • Ionic beverages
  • Vitamin B1 deficiency

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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On behalf of the Committee on Pediatric Nutrition of The Japanese Pediatric Society (2018). Attitudes of pediatricians toward Children's consumption of ionic beverages. BMC Pediatrics, 18(1), [176]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1154-3

Attitudes of pediatricians toward Children's consumption of ionic beverages. / On behalf of the Committee on Pediatric Nutrition of The Japanese Pediatric Society.

In: BMC Pediatrics, Vol. 18, No. 1, 176, 25.05.2018.

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On behalf of the Committee on Pediatric Nutrition of The Japanese Pediatric Society 2018, 'Attitudes of pediatricians toward Children's consumption of ionic beverages', BMC Pediatrics, vol. 18, no. 1, 176. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1154-3
On behalf of the Committee on Pediatric Nutrition of The Japanese Pediatric Society. Attitudes of pediatricians toward Children's consumption of ionic beverages. BMC Pediatrics. 2018 May 25;18(1). 176. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1154-3
On behalf of the Committee on Pediatric Nutrition of The Japanese Pediatric Society. / Attitudes of pediatricians toward Children's consumption of ionic beverages. In: BMC Pediatrics. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. 1.
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