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Need to understand that weight management is complex

Learn that it is important to patients that health professionals understand the complexity of weight management.
A group of patients with chronic disease were interviewed to explore their views on the role of their health professional (physiotherapist) in weight management.15

One of the major overarching themes from this work was how important patients felt it was for health professionals to understand the complexity of weight management.

“People really need to be supported when they try to lose weight, because the inner demon is probably the biggest saboteur of all”
“You get less fit [because I can do less], and then it gets harder. I’m in this vicious cycle. I can’t get out of it to get more fit.”

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EduWeight: Weight Management for Adult Patients with Chronic Disease

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