Managing Overweight and Obese Patients Through Behavioral Change
A number of skills are required in the management of overweight and obese patients. Behavior therapy has become a standard inclusion in many treatment programs—specific behavioral strategies include stress management, stimulus control, self-monitoring, and social support, and it teaches patients the consequences of problem behaviors. This presentation will review evidence supporting the recommendation that the inclusion of behavior therapy in weight loss and weight maintenance programs helps moderate weight loss by helping patients to make changes in their eating behavior by modifying and monitoring their food intake, increasing their physical activity, and providing them with skills, techniques, and a goal-oriented approach to weight loss.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Review evidence that recommends the inclusion of behavior therapy in weight loss and weight maintenance programs to help moderate weight loss
- Explain the types of behavior therapy that are effective in the management of overweight and obese patients
- State why understanding and managing behaviors and emotional issues related to weight management are essential in addressing weight loss
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Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP
Director, Comprehensive Weight Control Program
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance