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An evaluation of a primary care-based weight management initiative.
Community Pract. 2007 Jul; 80(7):20-3.CP

Abstract

Obesity is a significant issue in public health. There is a wealth of research that will be discussed as part of this article that identifies what has been effective in helping obese people reach a healthy weight. Health visitors and practice nurses are ideally situated to provide evidence-based support and monitoring to those living with obesity who want to improve their health and well-being. This article evaluates a primary-care-based weight management programme that was devised from the research evidence available. A total of nine women were offered a combination of interactive group education sessions, monitoring and supoort over a period of six months. Success was measured using quantitative and qualitative measures. The intervention effectively reduced the BMI of participants and demonstrated the adverse effects obesity has on individual quality of life.

Authors+Show Affiliations

NHS Borders.

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17702482

Citation

Muckle, Sarah. "An Evaluation of a Primary Care-based Weight Management Initiative." Community Practitioner : the Journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, vol. 80, no. 7, 2007, pp. 20-3.
Muckle S. An evaluation of a primary care-based weight management initiative. Community Pract. 2007;80(7):20-3.
Muckle, S. (2007). An evaluation of a primary care-based weight management initiative. Community Practitioner : the Journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 80(7), 20-3.
Muckle S. An Evaluation of a Primary Care-based Weight Management Initiative. Community Pract. 2007;80(7):20-3. PubMed PMID: 17702482.
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