General practitioners' and patients' models of obesity: whose problem is it?

@article{Ogden2001GeneralPA,
  title={General practitioners' and patients' models of obesity: whose problem is it?},
  author={Jane Ogden and Induja Bandara and Howard I. Cohen and Denise W Farmer and James A. Hardie and Harry Iraklis Minas and Joseph O. Moore and Sabeena Qureshi and Fiona M. Walter and Martin A Whitehead},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          227-33
        }
}
Primary care literature emphasises the importance of agreement and shared models in the consultation. This study compared general practitioners' (GPs') and patients' models of obesity. Questionnaires concerning beliefs about the causes, consequences and solutions to obesity were completed by 89 general practitioners (GPs) and 599 patients from practices across UK. In terms of causes, the results showed that the patients were more likely to attribute obesity to a gland/hormone problem, slow… CONTINUE READING
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