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ACTION Study qualitative research indicates differences in perceptions about obesity among participants1

ACTION Study qualitative research indicates differences in perceptions about obesity among participants1

People with obesity and health care professionals diverge on cause of obesity and impact on health.

The qualitative research findings from the ACTION Study highlight several key differences in perceptions between people with obesity and health care professionals, particularly around the understanding of the impact of obesity on health, as well as barriers to weight loss. The qualitative research informed the design of more extensive quantitative research.

Learn more about the ACTION Study methodology.

For further details, see the poster presented at ObesityWeek 2015.1

 

  1. Kaplan L, Golden A, O’Neil P, et al. Divergence of patient and clinician perceptions of obesity and weight management. Poster presented at: ObesityWeek 2015; November 2-6, 2015; Los Angeles, CA.