Obesity Gap Analysis and Prioritisation Project

Obesity Gap Analysis & Prioritisation
Abdomen and Endocrine Network (in collaboration with Public Health and Health Systems Network)

Cindy Farquhar, Lisa Bero, Bernd Richter, Luke Wolfenden, Celeste Naude, Solange Durao, Liz Bickerdike, Rachel Richardson, Lee Yee Chong, Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Anel Schoonees

Obesity is a significant public health problem: the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Obesity Collaborators estimate that since 1980 the prevalence of obesity has doubled in more than 70 countries and has increased in most other countries. This project is a collaborative prioritization initiative and will be carried out jointly with the members of the Cochrane Abodomen and Endocrine Network, the Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems Network and the Cochrane Nutrition Field.

Our aim is to identify the ‘top ten’ research priorities in the field of obesity that are the most important for stakeholders. Our specific objectives are to identify gaps in the Cochrane Library by comparing existing titles to research needs identified in clinical guidelines, and to consult with stakeholders to prioritise these gaps.

We will be consulting with stakeholders including clinicians, consumers, policy-makers and researchers and the project is due for completion in December 2020.