A synthesis of selected national Australian guidelines on the general practice management of adult patients who are overweight or obese

Elizabeth Sturgiss, Kirsty Douglas, Rebecca Kathage, Sonia Res

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Background A general practitioner's (GP's) daily workload includes an ever-increasing number of patients who are overweight and obese. A number of Australian guidelines are aimed at assisting GPs who are managing this group of adult patients. Objective The objective of this article is to synthesise selected national Australian guidelines for GPs in the management of adults who are overweight or obese. Method Relevant national guidelines were chosen and reviewed by three GPs. The recommendations were amalgamated and any discrepancies were discussed within the research team. Results We presented a synthesis of the guidelines under headings that will assist GPs in a structured approach to managing patients who are overweight and obese. Discussion This synthesis forms the basis for developing a practical toolkit to assist GPs in managing adult patients who are overweight and obese.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

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