What obese and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus patients experience and expect from their primary care doctors concerning weight-loss management

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dc.contributor.author Bham, Zuneid Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-03T10:27:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-03T10:27:47Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-03T10:27:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/7408
dc.description M.Fam.Med. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 2009. en_US
dc.description.abstract Worldwide, obesity prevalence is rapidly rising. Doctors have poor understanding of what patients experience and expect from them regarding weight-loss management. This qualitative study explored what obese patients with Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus experience and expect from their primary care doctors concerning weight-loss management. Free attitude interviews were conducted with eight participating patients. The findings showed that doctors encouraged and counselled patients regarding weight-loss, mainly giving dietary advice, but did not routinely weigh them. Patients accepted responsibility for losing weight, trusted their doctors, valued their advice highly and did not want referrals to gymnasiums or dieticians. They expected doctors to advise them practically about exercise, diet and weight-loss goals, weigh them regularly and communicate effectively. They believed that doctor-patient relationships and interaction are important in weight-loss management, patients should be treated on an individual basis and the process should be empowering. Medical intervention costs were not problematic for this group. Generally patients were satisfied with their doctors but there were areas concerning patients’ expectations that primary care doctors should take cognisance of. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus en_US
dc.subject obesity en_US
dc.subject weight-loss management en_US
dc.title What obese and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus patients experience and expect from their primary care doctors concerning weight-loss management en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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