Obesity - accessing healthcare difficult
October 27, 2008
They told us that they felt even more uncomfortable with specialists than with their
own family doctors and nurse practitioners, explained lead author, Prof Emily Merrill
of Texas Tech University. Four themes emerged from the study: Struggling to fit in.
Feeling not quite human. Being dismissed. Refusing to give up.
Written by: Jessica Behnham
Women who are overweight and obese often find it difficult and stressful accessing
healthcare, the results of a new study indicate.
US researchers carried out in-depth interviews with overweight and obese women aged
between 20 and 61.
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