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Self-reported access to and quality of healthcare for diabetes: do the severely obese experience equal access?
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PMID:  25114994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Given reported pejorative views that health professionals have about patients who are severely obese, we examined the self-reported views of the quality and availability of diabetes care from the perspective of adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), stratified by body mass index (BMI).
METHODS: 1795 respondents to the Diabetes MILES - Australia national survey had T2DM. Of these, 530 (30%) were severely obese (BMI ≥35 kg/m2) and these participants were matched with 530 controls (BMI RESULTS: Over 70% of participants reported that their general practitioner was the professional they relied on most for diabetes care. There were no between-group differences in patient-reported availability of health services, quality of interaction with health practitioners, resources and support for self-management, or access to almost all diabetes services.
DISCUSSION: Participants who were severely obese did not generally report greater difficulty in accessing diabetes care.
John B Dixon; Jessica Browne; Toni Rice; Kay M Jones; Frans Pouwer; Jane Speight
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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