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Epidemiology of adult overweight recording and management by UK GPs: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, August 2017
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Title
Epidemiology of adult overweight recording and management by UK GPs: a systematic review
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, August 2017
DOI 10.3399/bjgp17x692309
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Joanna C McLaughlin, Kathryn Hamilton, Ruth Kipping

Abstract

Primary care guidelines for managing adult overweight/obesity recommend routine measurement of body mass index (BMI) and the offer of weight management interventions. Many studies state that this is rarely done, but the extent to which overweight/obesity is recognised, considered, and documented in routine care has not been determined. To identify the epidemiology of adult overweight documentation and management by UK GPs. A systematic review of studies since 2006 from eight electronic databases and grey literature. Included studies measured the proportion of adult patients with documented BMI or weight loss intervention offers in routine primary care in the UK. A narrative synthesis reports the prevalence and pattern of the outcomes. In total, 2845 articles were identified, and seven were included; four with UK-wide data and three with regional-level data. The proportion of patients with a documented BMI was 58-79% (28-37% within a year). For overweight/obese patients alone, 43-52% had a recent BMI record, and 15-42% had a documented intervention offer. BMI documentation was positively associated with older age, female sex, higher BMI, coexistent chronic disease, and higher deprivation. BMI is under-recorded and weight loss interventions are under-referred for primary care adult patients in the UK despite the obesity register in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). The review identified likely underserved groups such as younger males and otherwise healthy overweight/obese individuals to whom attention should now be directed. The proposed amendment to the obesity register QOF could prompt improvements but has not been adopted for 2017.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 44%
Unspecified 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Researcher 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 28%
Social Sciences 2 11%
Computer Science 1 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 6%
Other 2 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2019.
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#1,339,160
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#671
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#42,561
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Outputs of similar age from British Journal of General Practice
#35
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