Resources for working with your patients
Explore our resources above to access useful tools to use with your patients living with obesity. Each resource aims to support you with a specific aspect of working with your patients, from how to begin the discussion about weight, to setting meaningful goals your patients can stick to.
The NHS has a useful body mass index (BMI) tool that patients can use to calculate their own BMI, as well as understand what BMI is and how it is calculated.1
Work with your patients to calculate their BMI to help them understand their current health state.1
Explore the below resources for additional support on working effectively with your patients with obesity:
Do you know
about the ACTION Study?
The Awareness, Care and Treatment in Obesity MaNagement – an International Observation (ACTION IO) Study is the first international study to investigate barriers to effective obesity care among people with obesity and healthcare professionals in 11 countries worldwide.2
You can learn more about the study here.
The ACTION Study has previously been conducted on a national scale in the US3 and Canada4 and full results of the US study can be accessed on ACTIONStudy.com.
Access obesity treatment guidelines and weight-management recommendations by exploring the links below.
|Australia||2013||Australian Government Department of Health Dietary Guidelines|
|Canada||2015||Recommendations for prevention of weight gain and use of behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care|
|Canada||2011||5As of Obesity management|
|Europe||2015||EASO OMTF European Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults|
|Global||2015||Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline|
|Scotland||2010||Management of Obesity. A national clinical guideline|
|United Kingdom||2015||NICE Guidance [NG7]: maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain among adults and children|
|USA||2016||AACE obesity guidelines|
|USA||2013||AHA/ACC/TOS guideline for the management of overweight and obesity in adults|
|Australia and New Zealand||Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society|
|Europe||European Association for the Study of Obesity|
|Global||World Obesity Federation|
|United Kingdom||The Association for the Study of Obesity|
|USA||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|USA||American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists|
|USA||American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery|
|USA||Obesity Action Coalition|
|USA||Obesity Medical Association|
|USA||Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance|
|USA||The Obesity Society|
|USA||Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group|