Are physicians equipped to address the obesity epidemic? Knowledge and attitudes of internal medicine residents.

@article{Block2003ArePE,
  title={Are physicians equipped to address the obesity epidemic? Knowledge and attitudes of internal medicine residents.},
  author={Jason P. Block and Karen B Desalvo and William A. Fisher},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={669-75}
}
BACKGROUND To analyze whether internists are suited for their role in treating the growing numbers of obese patients, we surveyed residents about their knowledge and attitudes regarding obesity. Previous assessments have not analyzed familiarity with obesity measurement tools or the correlation between knowledge and attitudes. METHODS We administered a survey to 87 internal medicine residents in two urban, university-based residency programs. RESULTS Almost all respondents understood the… CONTINUE READING

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