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

Author and Year:
Annesi J, Whitaker A 2008
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Article Title:
Weight loss and psychologic gain in obese women-participants in a supported exercise intervention.
Annesi J, Whitaker A
The Permanente Journal
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Study Design:
Randomized Crossover Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
1) age 21 to 65 years, 2) being obese with a BMI of 30 to 45 kg/m, 3) having partaken in no regular exercise (
Exclusion Criteria:
1) having inadequate physical conditions for exercise, 2) being pregnant or planning to become pregnant soon, and 3) taking medications for weight loss.
Research Purpose:
To test the association of a behaviorally based exercise support protocol (The Coach Approach [CA]), with and without a group-based nutrition education program (Cultivating Health), with adherence to exercise and changes in physiologic and psychologic factors, and to assess theory-based paths to weight and body-fat changes.
Blinding efforts:
See ROB 2
Study Location:
Source(s) of Funding:
Industry, Not-for-profit
Please specify names of funders:
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia to the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta

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