Impact of Physician BMI on Obesity Care and Beliefs.

Source: Obesity, 2012, 20 (5), p.999-1005.

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Date of publication: May 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study looked at the impact of physician BMI on obesity care, physician self-efficacy, perceptions of role-modeling weight-related health behaviors, and perceptions of patient trust in weight loss advice. Findings suggested that physicians with a normal BMI were more likely to engage their obese patients in weight loss discussions, and had greater confidence in their ability to act as a role model and provide diet and exercise counseling to overweight patients.

Length of publication: 6 pages.           

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