Weight bias among dietetics students: implications for treatment practices.

  title={Weight bias among dietetics students: implications for treatment practices.},
  author={Rebecca M Puhl and Christopher Wharton and Chelsea A Heuer},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  volume={109 3},
BACKGROUND Several studies have examined attitudes about obesity among food and nutrition professionals, yielding mixed results, and no experimental research has tested the impact of dietitians' attitudes on their treatment practices or health evaluations with obese patients. OBJECTIVE This study investigated attitudes of dietetics students toward obese persons and tested whether a patient's body weight influences students' treatment decisions and health evaluations within a randomized… CONTINUE READING
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