Weight management in general practice: what do patients want?

Claire Hewat
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00598.x
Published online: 18 September 2006

To the Editor: Tan et al1 found that patients value key elements of successful weight management, including advice on healthy eating and exercise and regular follow-up. Accredited practising dietitians (APDs) provide all of these things and have the qualifications, skills and time to work with people to effectively manage weight. APDs use the Obesity Best Practice Guidelines of the Dietitians Association of Australia, providing evidence-based dietary therapy.

  • Dietitians Association of Australia, Canberra, ACT.


  • 1. Tan D, Zwar NA, Dennis SM, Vagholkar S. Weight management in general practice: what do patients want? Med J Aust 2006; 185: 73-75. <MJA full text>


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