This blog post is brought to you by Sara English, medical student and Dr. Michael Vallis, Psychologist, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Obesity is a complex chronic medical condition, which requires collaborative care with a supportive healthcare provider to manage. However, treatments often place all the responsibility for change on the individual to eat less and move more. The purpose of this study is to understand how physicians’ attitudes towards obesity affect how individuals with obesity feel about themselves and about the patient-provider relationship.
Participation involves completing an online survey and watching two short videos, one of which explores nonbehavioural weight control and the appetite system, which has three components: 1. the homeostatic mechanism (gate keeper)
- motivational system (go getter)
- the executive system (sleepy executive)
You qualify to participate if you are Canadian and have a BMI greater than 30. Participating in this study may improve your understanding of Obesity. The results will also help guide treatment for those living with obesity.
If you agree to complete the survey, please copy, and paste the following link in a browser. https://surveys.dal.ca/opinio/s?s=63765
Photo Credit: Dr. David Macklin