Am Fam Physician. 2002 Jul 15;66(2):210-211.

The answer block for the “Clinical Quiz” in the January 1, 2002 issue (page 133) gave an incorrect answer for Question 5, pertaining to the article “Medical Care for Obese Patients: Advice for Health Care Professionals,” on page 81. The correct answer to this question is B. The question is reprinted below.

Q5. Which one of the following statements about extremely obese patients is incorrect?

  • A. They are less likely to receive some types of preventive care.

  • B. Encouraging self-acceptance is not recommended because it is likely to decrease their motivation to lose weight.

  • C. They may avoid physician visits because of concerns about their weight.

  • D. Shortness of breath may be of cardiac or respiratory origin.


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