Barriers to obesity management: a pilot study of primary care clinicians

  title={Barriers to obesity management: a pilot study of primary care clinicians},
  author={Valerie L. Forman-Hoffman and Amanda M. Little and Terry Wahls},
  journal={BMC Family Practice},
  pages={35 - 35}
BACKGROUND Obesity is an increasing epidemic in both the US and veteran populations, yet it remains largely understudied in the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) setting. The purpose of our study was to identify barriers to the effective management of obesity in VHA primary care settings. METHODS Three focus groups of clinicians from a Veteran's Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and an affiliated Community Based Outpatient Center (CBOC) were conducted to identify potential barriers to obesity… CONTINUE READING

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