Physicians' calling patients on excess weight may provide reality check and increase desire to lose weight in overweight and obese individuals

Sharma, Arya M.
December 2011
Evidence Based Medicine;Dec2011, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p176
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that deals with the role of physician acknowledgment of patients' weight status on patient perceptions of overweight and obesity in the U.S. The study focuses on patients' perceptions of overweight and obesity in nationally representative sample of adults. These patients belong to the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey study, aged between 20 and 64 years.


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