How do rural GPs manage their inactive and overweight patients? A pilot study of rural GPs in Queensland

Eley, Diann and Eley, Robert (2009) How do rural GPs manage their inactive and overweight patients? A pilot study of rural GPs in Queensland. Australian Family Physician, 38 (9). pp. 747-748. ISSN 0300-8495

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The increasing burden of chronic disease places greater
demands on primary care to develop and implement strategies
to manage lifestyle risk factors. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for chronic disease. Physical activity, by reducing patients’ weight and increasing their wellbeing, has been identified as an important means to manage these factors. Studies show that intervention and advice through primary care is effective in increasing physical activity in patients;1–4 however little is known about weight management strategies used in rural primary care.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher. Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Also available from the publisher's website at:
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2009 00:26
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: overweight; GP; rural; patients; motor activity; obesity; doctor patient relations
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111710 Health Counselling
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111103 Nutritional Physiology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health

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