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The Role of Behavioral Medicine in the Treatment of Obesity in Primary Care.

Kahan, Scott; Wilson, Dawn K; Sweeney, Allison M.
Med Clin North Am; 102(1): 125-133, 2018 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | 2018 | ID: mdl-29156180
Resumo: Behavioral medicine provides a framework for supporting patients to achieve changes in target health behaviors, such as dietary and physical activity changes. Behavioral medicine fits alongside traditional medical treatments, can minimize the need for more intensive medical treatments, improves outcomes of these treatments, and improves adherence to medication prescriptions or postsurgical recommendations. This article provides an overview of behavioral medicine counseling for obesity in primary