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Behavioural weight management for the primary careprovider
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2011
© 2011 The Authors. obesity reviews © 2011 International Association for the Study of Obesity
Volume 12, Issue 5, pages e290–e297, May 2011
How to Cite
Rutledge, T., Groesz, L. M., Linke, S. E., Woods, G. and Herbst, K. L. (2011), Behavioural weight management for the primary careprovider. Obesity Reviews, 12: e290–e297. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2010.00818.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2011
- Received 30 April 2010; revised 10 September 2010; accepted 14 September 2010
- primary care
Primary care providers (PCPs) provide the majority of weight management care in clinical settings; however, they often lack the time or resources to apply strategies recommended in treatment guidelines. This review surveyed randomized clinical trials and prospective weight management studies from 1990 to present to identify evidence-based behavioural strategies for weight management applicable to the PCP treatment environment. Data supported, time-limited weight management strategies included self-monitoring, portion control, sleep hygiene, restaurant eating and television viewing. The current review suggests that a number of behavioural strategies are available to enhance the effectiveness of PCPs weight management interventions. Increasing PCP awareness of these evidence-based strategies may increase their attention to overweight and obesity concerns in clinical encounters and encourage more collaborative efforts with patients towards weight management goals.