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Summary guide for the management of overweight and obesity in primary care (2013)

Author

National Health and Medical Research Council

City

Melbourne

Type

Report

Institution

National Health and Medical Research Council

 

Description

This resource is a summary of the Clinical practice guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity in adults, adolescents and children in Australia, containing information on how to assess and manage overweight and obesity.

The summary guide includes key messages, recommendations, practice points, and management models. Clinical guidance throughout the resource is staged according to the 5As approach: ask and assess, advise, assist, arrange.

The key messages of the resource include:

The guide is intended for use by primary healthcare professionals, including general practitioners, practice nurses, Aboriginal health workers and allied health professionals.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contact details

National Health and Medical Research Council
16 Marcus Clarke Street
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6217 9000
Fax: (02) 6217 9100
Email: nhmrc@nhmrc.gov.au

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Last updated: 18 August 2014
 
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