Poor Appetite in School Children: Is It a False Perception of Parents?

KAYMAZ N., Bulur N., Yildirim S., Cevizci S., Topaloglu N., TEKİN M., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.2, no.1, pp.11-16, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.58077
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-16
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Poor appetite is a common symptom in childhood that can either be organic or nonorganic. Prolonged poor appetite may affect children's growth negatively. However picking at food or refusing to eat stresses parents out. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between parental perception of the child's body measurements and appetite in school children who were admitted to the outpatient clinic with the complaint of sustained poor appetite.