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Patient expectations of obesity treatment-the experience from a day-care unit.
Karolinska institutet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7335-3796​
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2002 (English)In: International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, Vol. 26, no 5Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Unrealistic patient weight loss expectations in treatment of obesity may hamper the modest success which can actually be achieved.

SETTING: Academic Obesity Unit Day Care Centre.

OBJECTIVE: Description of weight loss expectations and weight loss concerns by questionnaire analyses.

RESULTS: Patients were severely obese, with a median initial body mass index (BMI) of 40.7 kg/m(2). Weight loss expectations were generally unrealistic, with women hoping for a loss up to 42%, and men for 29% of their baseline weight (P<0.001). No effects of age on actual weight loss or weight loss expectations were observed.

CONCLUSION: Gender differences in weight loss expectations may be important to acknowledge in future development of obesity treatment programmes. Realistic treatment outcome should be described early in a programme to facilitate compliance.

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2002. Vol. 26, no 5
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4760DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0801969PubMedID: 12032763OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-4760DiVA: diva2:1068850
Available from: 2017-01-26 Created: 2017-01-26 Last updated: 2017-01-31Bibliographically approved

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