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The ACTION Study reveals important findings about attitudes and perceptions on barriers to obesity care among health care professionals, people with obesity, and employers. All publications will be posted to this page, so check back often for updates.

Resources for health care professionals


Primary manuscript published in Obesity

“Perceptions of Barriers to Effective Obesity Care: Results from the National ACTION Study”

Primary manuscript published in Obesity

“Perceptions of Barriers to Effective Obesity Care: Results from the National ACTION Study”


ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2017

This poster highlights the importance of good dialogue between health care professionals and people with obesity

ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2017

This poster highlights the importance of good dialogue between health care professionals and people with obesity


ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2017

This poster highlights predictors of weight loss outcomes in obesity care

ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2017

This poster highlights predictors of weight loss outcomes in obesity care


ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2017

ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2017

This poster provides an overview of study results on health-related quality of life in subgroups of people with obesity in the US

This poster provides an overview of study results on health-related quality of life in subgroups of people with obesity in the US


ACTION Study poster presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2017 Annual Meeting

This poster overviews the finding that more older people with obesity than younger ones reported that a specific medical event greatly influenced their desire to manage their weight

ACTION Study poster presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2017 Annual Meeting

This poster overviews the finding that more older people with obesity than younger ones reported that a specific medical event greatly influenced their desire to manage their weight


ACTION Study abstract presented at ObesityWeek 2016

This presentation highlights divergent perceptions and attitudes among people with obesity, health care professionals, and employers and the resulting barriers to effective obesity management

ACTION Study abstract presented at ObesityWeek 2016

This presentation highlights divergent perceptions and attitudes among people with obesity, health care professionals, and employers and the resulting barriers to effective obesity management


ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2016

This poster provides an overview of study results on insights and perceptions of obesity management among people with obesity

ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2016

This poster provides an overview of study results on insights and perceptions of obesity management among people with obesity


ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2015

This poster provides an overview of ACTION Study qualitative research results

ACTION Study poster presented at ObesityWeek 2015

This poster provides an overview of ACTION Study qualitative research results

  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.
  2. Golden A, Nadglowski J, Tomaszewski KJ, et al. The Importance Of Good Dialogue Between Healthcare Professionals And People With Obesity. Poster presented at: ObesityWeek 2017; October 29-November 2, 2017; Washington, DC.
  3. Dhurandhar NV, Kaplan LM, Kyle TK, et al. Predictors Of Weight Loss Outcomes In Obesity Care. Poster presented at: ObesityWeek 2017; October 29-November 2, 2017; Washington, DC.
  4. Kolotkin RL, Look M, Tomaszewski KJ, et al. Health-related Quality Of Life In Subgroups Of A US-based, Stratified Sample Of People With Obesity. Poster presented at: ObesityWeek 2017; October 29-November 2, 2017; Washington, DC.
  5. Look M, Golden A, Kyle TK, et al. Insights and Perceptions of Obesity Management in Older People with Obesity. Poster presented at: AACE Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress; May 5, 2017; Austin, TX.
  6. Kaplan L Golden A, Jinnett K, et al. Divergence in Perceptions and Attitudes among People with Obesity, Healthcare Professionals, and Employers create Barriers to Effective Obesity Management: Results of the National ACTION Study. Oral presentation presented at: ObesityWeek 2016; October 31-November 4, 2016; New Orleans, LA.
  7. Golden A, Dhurandhar NV, Jinnett K, et al. Insights and Perceptions of Obesity Management in People with Obesity: Results of the National ACTION Study. Poster presented at: ObesityWeek 2016; October 31-November 4, 2016; New Orleans, LA.
  8. 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.