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Ann Fam Med. 2011 Mar-Apr;9(2):136-41. doi: 10.1370/afm.1210.

Monitoring healthy people 2010 arthritis management objectives: education and clinician counseling for weight loss and exercise.

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  • 1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Our goal was to monitor the progress of 3 Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) objectives encouraging self-management education and clinician counseling for weight loss and physical activity among adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

METHODS:

Using the national 2002 and 2006 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and state-based 2003 and 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), we estimated the change in proportion of persons counseled for each objective, overall and by selected characteristics.

RESULTS:

Nationally, the proportion of overweight and obese adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who were counseled by their clinician to lose weight to lessen their arthritis symptoms increased significantly from 35.0% (95% confidence interval [CI], 32.8%-37.2%) in 2002 to 41.3% (95% CI, 38.7%-44.0%) in 2006 but have yet to reach the 2010 target of 46%. There was no change in the proportion of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who had ever taken a self-management education class (approximately 11%) or who had been counseled to engage in physical activity (approximately 52%), whose targets for 2010 are 13% and 67%, respectively. States had variable findings.

CONCLUSIONS:

Nationally, significant progress has been made by clinicians for weight counseling of overweight and obese adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis but not for the other 2 arthritis management objectives. Because clinician counseling can have important effects on the latter, this discrepancy suggests a need to focus on barriers to physician counseling for these outcomes.

PMID:
21403140
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC3056861
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