Perceived discrimination and stigmatisation against severely obese women: age and weight loss make a difference.

@article{Hayden2010PerceivedDA,
  title={Perceived discrimination and stigmatisation against severely obese women: age and weight loss make a difference.},
  author={Melissa J Hayden and Maureen E Dixon and J Brandon Dixon and Julie M. Playfair and Paul E O'Brien},
  journal={Obesity facts},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={7-14}
}
AIMS Patients' perceptions about weight-related stigma and discrimination were assessed in 2 groups of patients, obese and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). METHODS Seven focus group sessions were held including a total of 32 women, 8 obese (body mass index 35+) and 24 who had lost 50% of excess weight following bariatric surgery. During the sessions, participants were asked to consider their experiences in situations including general, family, friends, work place, medical, and… CONTINUE READING
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