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Managing obesity in primary care

A year-long pilot of a practice nurse-led scheme that used a holistic approach towards self-care in obesity management was set up to reduce the cardiovascular risk of patients who were obese and improve their quality of life.

Author: C. Goldie and J. Brown

Journal: Nursing Times  2012  108  (1-2)  14-6

Year: 2012

Obesity is a complex problem and often difficult to tackle in primary care.  This person-centred approach may offer an important tool in the management of these patients in the GP surgery.

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