What is the evidence regarding the difference in effectiveness for individual- vs. group-based nutrition counseling?
Three positive-rated RCTs evaluated individual vs. group counseling targeted to weight or diabetes management in middle-aged subjects. These short-duration studies found group counseling significantly more effective than individual counseling. Further research is needed to support these findings.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.