Obesity treatment: a role for occupational therapists?

Christina Jessen-Winge, Pia Ilvig, Hans Jonsson, Heather Fritz, Kim Lee, Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen

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Background: Half of the Danish population is overweight or obese. Obesity can negatively impact health and daily life. The Danish National Board of Health´s guidelines for weight loss programmes to the Danish municipalities, recommends multidisciplinary teams, including occupational therapy, and interventions targeting diet, exercise, psychosocial coping, and everyday life.Aim: To describe the structure and content of obesity programmes offered by the 98 municipalities in Denmark, including details such as the health professionals, programme recipients, dose, structure, content, and the role of occupational therapists.
Translated title of the contributionvægttab: en rolle for ergoterapeuter?
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2020


  • health, nutrition and quality of life

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