Self-reported access to and quality of healthcare for diabetes: do the severely obese experience equal access?

John B Dixon, Jessica Browne, Toni L Rice, Kay Margaret Jones, Frans Pouwer, Jane Speight

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Abstract

Background: Given reported pejorative views that health professionals have about patients who are severely obese, we examined the self-reported views of the quality and availability of diabetes care from the perspective of adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), stratified by body mass index (BMI). Methods: 1795 respondents to the Diabetes MILES - Australia national survey had T2DM. Of these, 530 (30 ) were severely obese (BMI =35 kg/m2) and these participants were matched with 530 controls (BMI
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552 - 556
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Volume43
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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