Service evaluation of weight outcomes as a function of initial BMI in 34,271 adults referred to a primary care/commercial weight management partnership scheme

Richard James Stubbs, David Johnathan Brogelli, Jenny Barber, Carolyn Pallister, Stephen Whybrow, Amanda Avery, Jacquie Lavin

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Abstract

It is not clear if behaviour change programmes are more or less effective for weight management in people with high BMIs than for those who are moderately overweight. An earlier service evaluation reported on the rate and extent of weight loss in a primary care/commercial weight management organisation partnership scheme, in 34,271 patients were referred by their health care professionals to a UK commercial weight management organisation, Slimming World for 12 weekly sessions. This project updated that service evaluation by examining weight loss outcomes as a function of initial BMI in the same 34,271 patients.
Original languageEnglish
Article number161
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2013

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Keywords

  • Adult
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Weight
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Overweight
  • Primary Health Care
  • Regression Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Reduction Programs
  • Treatment
  • Weigh Management
  • Weight Outcomes

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