Who discusses reaching a healthy weight with a general practitioner? Findings from the 2014-15 Australian National Health Survey
Michelle Kilpatrick, Mark Nelson, Andrew Palmer, Kim Jose, Alison Venn
Obesity Research & Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVE: General practitioners (GPs) can positively impact upon patient intentions to lose weight and weight management, and are important in the referral pathway to specialist weight-loss programs and surgical interventions. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics and proportions of Australians who report talking to a GP about weight management. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from 15,329 participants aged 15 years and over in the 2014-15 Australian National Health Survey were used. Proportions (with 95% confidence intervals (95%CI)) of respondents who reported discussing reaching a healthy weight with a GP in the previous 12 months were estimated, categorised by demogr..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
The research has been supported by a Partnership Project grant (APP1076899) from the National Health and Medical Research Council.