General practioners experience in dietary counselling; poor access to dietetic services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127432
Title:
General practioners experience in dietary counselling; poor access to dietetic services
Authors:
Floyd, S; O'Shea, B; Darker, C
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127432
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Studies demonstrate that in 16% of presenting illness episodes, nutritional guidelines should be considered an essential part of treatment 1. GPs have an important role to play as patients are exposed to ambiguous dietary advice on the internet and in the mass media. The National Task Force on Obesity in 2005 estimated 18% of the Irish adult population were obese, and 39% were overweight 2. The Task Force concluded there were 300,000 overweight / obese children in Ireland, and that the problem was growing at a rate of 10,000 per year. The Growing up In Ireland National Longitudinal Study (2009) demonstrated 1 in 4 Irish children had an increased BMI 3. We carried out a study which aimed to describe General Practitioners (GPs) provision of dietary advice in the Primary Care setting in Ireland. Results demonstrate poor access to Dietetic Services, despite evidence that obesity is a risk for a substantial and growing minority of patients.
Keywords:
NUTRITION; NUTRITION EDUCATION; OBESITY
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFloyd, Sen
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Ben
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T13:42:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T13:42:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127432-
dc.descriptionStudies demonstrate that in 16% of presenting illness episodes, nutritional guidelines should be considered an essential part of treatment 1. GPs have an important role to play as patients are exposed to ambiguous dietary advice on the internet and in the mass media. The National Task Force on Obesity in 2005 estimated 18% of the Irish adult population were obese, and 39% were overweight 2. The Task Force concluded there were 300,000 overweight / obese children in Ireland, and that the problem was growing at a rate of 10,000 per year. The Growing up In Ireland National Longitudinal Study (2009) demonstrated 1 in 4 Irish children had an increased BMI 3. We carried out a study which aimed to describe General Practitioners (GPs) provision of dietary advice in the Primary Care setting in Ireland. Results demonstrate poor access to Dietetic Services, despite evidence that obesity is a risk for a substantial and growing minority of patients.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen
dc.subjectNUTRITION EDUCATIONen
dc.subjectOBESITYen
dc.titleGeneral practioners experience in dietary counselling; poor access to dietetic servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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