Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Karen Charlton

BSc, PG Dip Diet, MPhil (Epidemiology), MSc, PhD, APD, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW

A mixed-methods feasibility study of routinely weighing patients in general practice to aid weight management

Overweight and obesity affect nearly two-thirds (63%) of Australian adults, contributing more to the national burden of disease than smoking.1 The burden of overweight and obesity, along with...

Managing undernutrition in the elderly Prevention is better than cure

The potential consequences of undernutrition and risk factors contributing to its development have been reviewed elsewhere (summarised in Figure 1).1,5–7 This article focuses on:introducing routine...

Review of patient satisfaction with services provided by general practitioners in an antenatal shared care program

There is a variety of antenatal care service models in Australia including:1the traditional obstetrician-led clinic approachmidwifery-led models including group practice and midwifery teamsmodels...

‘We are all time poor’ Is routine nutrition screening of older patients feasible?

Malnutrition in community dwelling older adults is often undiagnosed and under recognised, despite the existence of clinical guidelines that recommend routine nutrition screening.3,4 Nutrition...


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