Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity
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Produced with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity consists of 10 booklets that offer practical recommendations for addressing adult obesity in the primary care setting.
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; and
- making office environments more accomodating to obese patients.
Download the obesity primer
Booklet 1 - Introduction and clinical considerations
Booklet 2 - Evaluating your patients for overweight or obesity
Booklet 3 - Assessing readiness and making treatment decisions
Booklet 4 - Dietary management
Booklet 5 - Physical activity management
Booklet 6 - Pharmacological management
Booklet 7 - Surgical management
Booklet 8 - Communication and counseling strategies
Booklet 9 - Setting up the office environment
Booklet 10 - Resources for physicians and patients