Satisfaction with Health Care Among Individuals with Overweight and Obesity: A Nationally Representative Cross-sectional Study
The U.S. Surgeon General declared obesity a national epidemic1 and the prevalence of obesity has now reached nearly 40% of the adult population in the United States (U.S.).2 Given its significant burden along with increased risks for many clinical conditions, the importance of providing timely prevention care has been emphasized.1 However, obesity is a stigmatized condition, leading individuals with obesity to be more likely to experience weight-based discrimination when seeking care.3 Assessing patient experiences with received care among those with overweight or obesity could aid in training health care providers and targeting interventions to improve access to care among those at risk.
To determine whether overall satisfaction with health care and perceived quality of interaction with one’s health care provider were associated with clinically defined body mass index (BMI) category.
METHODS AND FINDINGS
We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study of...
Study conception and design: Hong and Cardel
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors
Drafting of manuscript: All authors
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors
Statistical analysis: Hong and Pavela
Administrative, technical, or material support: Hong and Lee
Study supervision: Pavela and Cardel
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflicts of Interest
The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.
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