192055 - How to Treat quiz: Medical management of obesity
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How to Treat quiz: Medical management of obesityRelevance to General Practice
Obesity is a chronic disease state broadly defined as a BMI of equal to or greater than 30kg/m2 due to excessive body fat mass. It is a public health problem and is increasing in prevalence.
Severity of obesity is classified according to BMI, hip, neck and/or waist circumference, excess body fat and/or the presence of co-morbidities. Excessive body fat is significantly associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality, with the risk of non-communicable disease increasing with increasing BMI.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health