AWM: Adults with Obesity BMI >/=30 (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Teeriniemi A, Salonurmi T, et al, 2018
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Article Title:
A randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of a web-based health behaviour change support system and group lifestyle counselling on body weight loss in overweight and obese subjects: 2-year outcomes.
Teeriniemi A, Salonurmi T, Jokelainen T, Vähänikkilä H, Alahäivälä T, Karppinen P, Enwald H, Huotari M, Laitinen J, Oinas-Kukkonen H, Savolainen M
Journal of Internal Medicine
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
BMI 27-35, access to the internet, no health-related restrictions to losing weight (such as pregnancy) and no other ongoing treatment of obesity.
Exclusion Criteria:
Uncontrolled health factors, such as abnormal laboratory values (thyroid, kidney, and liver function tests) or clinically significant illness with contraindication for weight loss or physical activity.
Research Purpose:
The study's purpose was to investigate whether cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) based group counseling combined with information and communication technology health behavior change support system (HBCSS) or HBCSS alone helps to maintain the improved lifestyle changes needed for weight loss and prevention or treatment of the metabolic syndrome.
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Study Location:
Oulu, Finland
Source(s) of Funding:
Government, Not-for-profit
Please specify names of funders:
Grants from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland, the Academy of Finland, the Sigrid Juselius Foundation, the Juho Vainio Foundation, the Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research and the Diabetes Research Foundation.