Misconceptions about obesity abound—and they may be among the greatest obstacles to effective treatment. The ACTION (Awareness, Care, and Treatment in Obesity maNagement) study examined perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and potential barriers to obesity care among patients, health care providers, and employers.1 A total of 3008 adults with obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 by self-reported height and weight), 606 health care providers, and 153 employer representatives completed surveys in a cross-sectional design.
The following 10-item quiz is based on the results of the ACTION study. See how your own attitudes about obesity compare with those of your colleagues and patients.
1. What percentage of people with obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) in the survey considered themselves obese?
This study was sponsored by Novo Nordisk Inc.
1. Kaplan LM, Golden A, Jinnett K, et al. Perceptions of barriers to effective obesity care: results from the National ACTION Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Oct 31. doi: 10.1002/oby.22054. [Epub ahead of print]