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dc.identifier.citationButtigieg. J., Farrugia Wismayer, A., & Fava, S. (2012). Management of obese patients by hospital based doctors in Malta. 8th Malta Medical School Conference,St.Julians.en_GB
dc.description.abstractAim: To study the management of obese patients by hospital based doctors in the Department of Medicine at Mater Dei Hospital. Method: A questionnaire was distributed online to all doctors in the Medical Department during March 2012. A total of 2 weeks were allowed in order to submit the completed questionnaire. RESULTS: The questionnaire was sent to 215 doctors in the medical department and 61 doctors (28.4%) responded. Conclusion: Although there was a rather poor response rate, almost all doctors who responded agree that obesity is a big health issue in Malta. Only half of the doctors who responded feel confident and knowledgeable enough in giving weight loss advice and many feel that consultation time is inadequate. This probably explains the sporadic documentation of BMI, why some doctors fail to emphasize the importance of healthy balanced diet and encourage physical activity on a regular basis and why pharmacotherapy is largely underutilised.en_GB
dc.publisherMalta Medical Schoolen_GB
dc.subjectObesity -- Malta -- Case studiesen_GB
dc.subjectHospital care -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleManagement of obese patients by hospital based doctors in Maltaen_GB
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dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencename8th Malta Medical School Conference (2012)en_GB
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferenceplaceSt. Julians, Malta, 29/11-01/12/2012en_GB
dc.contributor.creatorButtigieg, Jesmar-
dc.contributor.creatorFarrugia Wismayer, Andrew-
dc.contributor.creatorFava, Stephen-
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