Exploring the association between body weight, stigma of obesity, and health care avoidance.

@article{Drury2002ExploringTA,
  title={Exploring the association between body weight, stigma of obesity, and health care avoidance.},
  author={Christine Aramburu Alegria Drury and Margaret Louis},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={
          554-61
        }
}
PURPOSE To explore the stigma of obesity and its effect on health care utilization, associations between self-esteem, attribution for weight, body mass index (BMI), satisfaction with medical care and the behavior of delaying/avoiding health care were examined. DATA SOURCES A convenience sample of 216 women recruited from church sites in Las Vegas completed self-administered questionnaires. CONCLUSIONS The findings show an increase in BMI is associated with an increase in the delay/avoidance… CONTINUE READING
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