Obesity

B9. Obesity
B9.1 Define obesity using both measurements of Waist Circumference and BMI
B9.2 List the potential target organ damage associated with obesity
B9.3 Assess and counsel a patient on obesity using Motivational Interviewing
B9.4 Describe potential lifestyle changes that can be used in a weight loss management program

Articles

NIH - Losing Weight, Body Mass Index

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Institutes of Health. Classification of Overweight and Obesity by BMI, Waist Circumference, and Associated Disease Risks. Available at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

Obesity Lau Online

Lau DC, Douketis JD, Morrison KM, et al. 2006 canadian clinical practice guidelines on the management and prevention of obesity in adults and children [summary. CMAJ. 2007;176(8):S1-13. doi: 176/8/S1 [pii].

CMAJ Review

Brauer P, Connor Gorber S, Shaw E, et al. Recommendations for prevention of weight gain and use of behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care. CMAJ. 2015;187(3):184-195. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.140887 [doi].

A Patient-Centred Approach to Obesity

Watson WJ, Morris M, Selby P, Howse KL. A Patient-centred Approach to Obesity: Counselling Health Behaviour Change. DFCM Open. 2014. Available at: http://dfcmopen.com. Attribution CC BY-NC-ND

5As

Vallis M, Piccinini–Vallis H, Sharma AM, Freedhoff Y. Modified 5 As: Minimal intervention for obesity counseling in primary care. Canadian Family Physician. 2013;59(1):27-31.

2015 Obesity in Children Clinician Recommendation Table

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Child Obesity Recommendation. Copyright 2015 by University of Calgary. Available at http://canadiantaskforce.ca/

2015 Obesity in Children Clinician Summary

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Child Obesity Recommendation. Copyright 2015 by University of Calgary. Available at http://canadiantaskforce.ca/