Weight management practices among primary care providers

J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2000 Apr;12(4):113-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2000.tb00289.x.


This pilot study examined how primary care providers manage patients with weight problems, an important component of primary care. A convenience sample of 17 nurse practitioners and 15 physicians were surveyed about assessments and interventions used in practice for weight management along with perceived barriers to providing effective weight management. Practice patterns between gender, profession and practice setting of the nurse practitioners were compared.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Exercise
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Female
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Obesity / drug therapy*
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Physicians
  • Pilot Projects
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Weight Loss*