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The 5As team patient study: patient perspectives on the role of primary care in obesity management

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, February 2017
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Title
The 5As team patient study: patient perspectives on the role of primary care in obesity management
Published in
BMC Family Practice, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12875-017-0596-2
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Authors

Jacqueline Torti, Thea Luig, Michelle Borowitz, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Arya M. Sharma, Denise L. Campbell-Scherer

Abstract

Over 60% of people have overweight or obesity, but only a third report receiving counselling from primary care providers. We explored patients' perspectives on the role of primary care in obesity management and their experience with existing resources, with a view to develop an improved understanding of this perspective, and more effective management strategies. Qualitative study employing semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis, with a sample of 28 patients from a cohort of 255 patients living with obesity and receiving care to support their weight management in a large Primary Care Network of family practices in Alberta. Four illustrative themes emerged: (1) the patient-physician relationship plays an important role in the adequacy of obesity management; (2) patients have clear expectations of substantive conversations with their primary care team; (3) complex conditions affect weight and patients require assistance tailored to individual obesity drivers; (4) current services provide support in important ways (accessibility, availability, accountability, affordability, consistency of messaging), but are not yet meeting patient needs for individual plans, advanced education, and follow-up opportunities. Patients have clear expectations that their primary care physician asks them about weight within a supportive therapeutic relationship. They see obesity as a complex phenomenon with multiple drivers. They want their healthcare providers to assess and address their root causes - not simplistic advice to "eat less, move more". Patients felt that the current services were positive resources, but expressed needs for tailored weight management plans, and longer-term follow-up.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 21%
Student > Master 11 21%
Researcher 11 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 13 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 23%
Social Sciences 6 11%
Psychology 6 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 8%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 5 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 March 2017.
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#1,571,832
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Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#257
of 1,066 outputs
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#75,033
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#11
of 35 outputs
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