Article

Weight bias and eating behaviours of persons with overweight and obesity attending a general medical practice in Durban, South Africa

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 61, issue 3, 2019 , pages: 85–90
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2018.1554305
Author(s): RD GovenderDepartment of Family Medicine, United Arab Emirates, S Al-ShamsiDepartment of Internal Medicine, United Arab Emirates, D RegmiDepartment of Family Medicine, United Arab Emirates

Abstract

Background: The consequences of obesity for physical health and non-communicable illnesses are well established, but the impact on psychosocial well-being in persons with obesity is much less understood. This study aimed to assess psychosocial constructs such as weight bias affecting the eating behaviours of persons with overweight and obesity attending a general practice in South Africa

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