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Medicine 2.0'14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA)
The Impact of the Interventionist-Participant Relationship in an Online Group Behavioral Weight Loss Program on Weight Loss and Treatment Adherence
Background: The strong facilitative role of social factors on weight loss outcomes has been well established, but minimal attention has been focused on the relationship between participants and interventionists in behavioral weight control programs. Little is currently known about the impact of the relationship built between interventionists and participants on early treatment engagement. This may be of particular interest for online weight control programs, which do not have the benefit of f...
What Are the Weight Loss Outcomes among African American Women in Online Behavioral Weight Control Programs?
Background: Online weight control programs have a growing evidence base and offer advantages in terms of extended reach and lower barriers to engaging in behavioral treatment. African American women have significantly higher rates of overweight and obesity than seen among Caucasian American women and therefore might uniquely benefit from online programs. There are indications in-person behavioral treatment programs may produce smaller weight losses among African American women than seen amo...
Effectiveness of Weight Loss Interventions Delivered Using EHealth Technologies: A Systematic Review
Background: Due to the high prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults, cost-effective interventions that achieve significant weight loss and have a broad reach are required. Previous research highlights the potential of eHealth interventions to achieve weight loss, with systematic reviews indicating significantly greater weight loss using web-based weight loss interventions compared to no or minimal intervention control groups, and similar weight loss to traditional treatment approach...
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