Are adults attending GPs able to check their own weight?
M. Crickmer; M. Johnson; E. Shanahan; B. O’Shea
Year of publication
Irish Medical Journal
Studies have shown self-weighing behaviour is associated with weight loss and maintenance of previous losses. In this cross-sectional survey of 151 patients,98 (65.0%) participants were overweight or obese,and 59 (31.9%) participants did not self-weigh. Healthcare teams should advise patients on weighing practices to control obesity.