Economic Analyses of the Be Fit Be Well Program

September 11, 2013

Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine, e-pub ahead of print

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a cost-analysis of a two-year moderate intensity weight loss and hypertension management programme. The ‘Be Fit Be Well Program’ involved 365 hypertensive and obese participants in three community health centres in the USA.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Lifestyle intervention reduces body weight and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in worksites

June 24, 2013

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013, 97 (4) p. 667-676

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Overweight employees from four worksites were enrolled on this randomised controlled trial. The intervention group received nutritional recommendations combined with behavioral change education. 89% of participants completed the weight-loss phase. They could also enrol on a weight-maintenance programme and no significant weight gain was observed. There were also improvements in the cardiometabolic risk factors of the intervention group, regarding cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Obesity treatment for socioeconomically disadvantaged patients in primary care practice

April 12, 2012

Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, 2012, 172 (7) p. 565-574

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: 365 obese patients receiving treatment for hypertension took part in a trial to measure the effectiveness of a behavioural intervention. The ‘Be Fit, Be Well’ intervention promoted weight loss and hypertension self-management. This included tailored goals for behaviour-change, self-monitoring and skills training, which were available online, by telephone, through group support sessions and other methods. After two years, the intervention provided modest weight loss and improved blood pressure control among this high-risk, disadvantaged group of patients.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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