Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer

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Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer

Description

The Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer is designed to offer practical recommendations for addressing adult obesity in the primary care setting. The primer includes 10 booklets plus clinical tools and patient handouts.

The primer offers practical advice on:

  • Evaluating patients for current and potential health risks related to weight—beginning with a measure of the body mass index (BMI)
  • Understanding medication and surgical options
  • Improving communication and counseling
  • Making office environments more accommodating to obese patients

A continuing medical education (CME) component worth 4.5 credit hours is also offered.

Developer:

American Medical Association; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

History

Release Date: 2007
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: April 2008
Original Summary: March 2007
Last Updated: 05/08/13

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