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ACTION Study reveals key barriers to effective obesity care1

Despite agreement among people with obesity, health care professionals, and employers that obesity is a disease, the ACTION Study reveals significant differences among the participant groups that provide insight to the key barriers that prevent people with obesity from accessing medical care to effectively manage their weight.1

The first US nationwide study to investigate barriers to obesity management from the perspective of people with obesity, health care professionals, and employers, the ACTION Study quantitative research follows a literature review and robust qualitative research. The data was collected through surveys of more than 3,000 people with obesity, 600 health care professionals, and 150 employers.

Published in Obesity, the primary publication on barriers to care will be followed by additional ACTION Study insights that will be available on this website when published.

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  1. Kaplan LM, Golden A, Jinnett K, et al. Perceptions of Barriers to Effective Obesity Care: Results from the National ACTION Study. Obesity. 2017. doi:10.1002/oby.22054.