Obesity and Overweight Matters in Primary Care

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2002 - Medical - 183 pages
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Contents: The scale of the problem - overweight and obesity; Clinical governance and the management of overweight and obesity; Managing child overweight and obesity; Managing adult overweight and obesity in primary care; Different dietary approaches; Alternative approaches: behavioral therapy, physical activity and other techniques; Drug therapy for obesity; Surgical treatments of obesity; Calculating the costs of overweight and obesity; Draw up and apply your personal development plan focusing on motivation and lifestyle change management; Worked example of a personal development plan: motivation and lifestyle change management; Template for a personal development plan; Draw up and apply your personal development plan focusing on obesity; Worked example of a practice learning plan: management of overweight and obesity; Template for a practice personal and professional development plan; Sources of help: organisations, websites; National Obesity Forum; Guidelines for the management of adult obesity and overweight in primary care.
  

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Contents

Clinical governance and the management of overweight
19
Managing child overweight and obesity in primary care
41
Managing adult overweight and obesity in primary care
49
Different dietary approaches
73
behavioural therapy physical
83
Drug therapy for obesity
95
History of overthecounter remedies
101
Surgical treatments of obesity
107
Results of surgery
115
Draw up and apply your personal development plan
127
Draw up your practice personal and professional
153
Sources of help
173
Index
179
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Ruth Chambers, M.D., has been practicing and teaching medicine for more than 20 years.

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