PLEASeR for PCPs
PLEASeR is a weight management system developed with the Primary Care Provider in mind. PLEASeR integrates, into a practice-friendly system, an obesity/weight management treatment approach recommended by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI developed an evidence based algorithm found in Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. The PLEASeR system screens for the most frequent maladaptive behaviors (eating, thinking and exercise) that can contribute to weight issues using a simple questionnaire, called the PLEASeR Weight Management Questionnaire. The questionnaire also contains readiness questions to help the provider determine the patient’s readiness for help. The completed questionnaire is coded (P L E A S e R ) so that the provider can easily determine what handout(s) corresponds to the maladaptive behavior. If the patient is unsuccessful with weight loss or asks for other programs, PLEASeR has a handout called “R”esources which gives other resource suggestions. Those resources can be made specific to the practitioners community. All documents can be downloaded by simply clicking on the link and printing.
Handout explaining the importance of physcial activity for health.
What is My Body telling me?
Learn a Healthy Eating Balance
Learn to Eat Out Responsibly
How to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food
Perils of Stress Eating, Snacking and Soft Drinks
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Cookbooks, Websites & Community Resources for Weight Management