Obesity stigma : prevalence and impact in healthcare

FLINT, Stuart (2015). Obesity stigma : prevalence and impact in healthcare. British Journal of Obesity, 1 (1), 14-18.

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Obesity stigma is reported across population groups, impacting the wellbeing of obese people. Perhaps counterintuitively, healthcare professionals have stigmatising attitudes and, in some cases, fail to provide advice and treatment to obese patients. The reports summarised in this review suggest that intervention is required to improve treatment and to reduce adverse patient behaviours such as avoiding appointments and not reporting concerns to healthcare providers.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Alison Gratton
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 09:37
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 09:37
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11210

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