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Titolo:
Weight loss and gender: An examination of physician attitudes
Autore:
Anderson, C; Peterson, CB; Fletcher, L; Mitchell, JE; Thuras, P; Crow, SJ;
Indirizzi:
Univ Minnesota, Eating Disorders Res Program, Dept Psychiat, Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA Univ Minnesota Minneapolis MN USA 55414 ychiat, Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA Univ Minnesota, Sch Publ Hlth, Minneapolis, MN USA Univ Minnesota Minneapolis MN USA ta, Sch Publ Hlth, Minneapolis, MN USA Univ N Dakota, Fargo, ND USA Univ N Dakota Fargo ND USAUniv N Dakota, Fargo, ND USA Neuropsychiat Res Inst, Fargo, ND USA Neuropsychiat Res Inst Fargo ND USA europsychiat Res Inst, Fargo, ND USA
Titolo Testata:
OBESITY RESEARCH
fascicolo: 4, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 257 - 263
SICI:
1071-7323(200104)9:4<257:WLAGAE>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OBESITY; MANAGEMENT;
Keywords:
obesity treatment; body mass index; gender; physician's attitudes; weight loss;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Peterson, CB Univ Minnesota, Eating Disorders Res Program, Dept Psychiat, 2701 Univ AveSE,Suite 206, Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA Univ Minnesota 2701 Univ Ave SE,Suite 206 Minneapolis MN USA 55414
Citazione:
C. Anderson et al., "Weight loss and gender: An examination of physician attitudes", OBES RES, 9(4), 2001, pp. 257-263

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate physician attitudes toward the treatment of overweight and obese individuals and to evaluate potential gender differences in treatment recommendations. Research Methods and Procedures: A survey describing several hypothetical patients was sent to 700 randomly selected physicians; 209 (29.9%) returnedthe survey, Two versions of the questionnaire (one for men and one for women) described three hypothetical patients at three levels of body mass index (BMI) (32, 28, and 25 kg/m(2)). One-half of the physicians received a version of the questionnaire describing the patients as women, and one-half received a version describing the patients as men. Respondents answered questions about attitudes toward treatment and specific interventions and referrals they would view as appropriate. Results: Physicians were more likely to encourage women with a BMI of 25 kg/m2 to lose weight than men with the same BMI, and indicated that they would suggest more treatment referrals for women than men. Men with a BMI of 32 kg/m(2) were more likely to be encouraged to lose weight than women with the identical BMI, Physicians were more likely to encourage weight loss andsee treatment referrals as appropriate for patients with higher BMIs. Discussion: This study indicates that physicians treat male and female patients differently, with physicians more likely to encourage weight loss andprovide referrals for women with a BMI of 25 kg/m(2) than for men with an identical BMI and less likely to encourage weight loss for women than men with a BMI of 32 kg/m(2).

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