So you want to support patients living with Obesity.
Maybe you are prescribing an anti-obesity medication...
What does the evidence say you should know and do?
The following is a loyal knowledge translation of the Obesity in adults: a clinical practice guideline Canadian Medical Association Journal 2020 August 4;192
what if you need to only know and communicate 10 things?
Know these 10 things
Invites and inform patients regarding these 10 things
That’s it, that’s everything
The 10 things are in 3 categories
Countering internalized weight bias
Addressing expectations by describing “best weight”
Explaining the place of diet, exercise and calories in weight management.
Teaching patients values clarification and reflection skills
obesity treatment (cbt)
Explaining and mapping wanting and high-risk times
Explaining the skill of cognitive restraint over wanting (CBT)
Explaining the known Modulators of stress fatigue mood and sedentariness
Explaining the skill of cognitive resilience over setbacks (CBT)
MEDICAL ASSESSMENT AND PHARMACOTHERAPY
The medical assessment of obesity
Pharmacotherapy – AOM’s
1. The material are text and video examples of each of these 10
2. How to use each in a clinical scenario
3. complete with tools and patient material
Vallis TM, Macklin D, Russell-Mayhew S. Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines: Effective Psychological and Behavioural Interventions in Obesity Management. Available from: https://obesitycanada.ca/guidelines/behavioural. Accessed February 2022
Pedersen SD, Manjoo P, Wharton S. Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pharmacotherapy in Obesity Management. Available from: https://obesitycanada.ca/guidelines/pharmacotherapy. Accessed February 2022
Rueda-Clausen CF, Poddar M, Lear SA, Poirier P, Sharma AM. Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines: Assessment of People Living with Obesity. Available from: https://obesitycanada.ca/guidelines/assessment. Accessed February 2022.