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

Author and Year:
Innes A, Thomson G, et al, 2019
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Article Title:
Evaluating differences in the clinical impact of a free online weight loss programme, a resource-intensive commercial weight loss programme and an active control condition: a parallel randomised controlled trial.
Innes A, Thomson G, Cotter M, King J, Vollaard N, Kelly B
BMC Public Health
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Aged between 18 and 50 years, a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 45 kg/m2; not currently regularly exercising assessed as ‘low’ via categorical scoring of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, not currently dieting nor have done so recently, not a current member of any Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing centres, able to commit to visiting the trial sites 3–4 times per week for the duration of the intervention; not pregnant or lactating, not undergoing treatment for, possession or diagnoses, of any metabolic or cardiovascular disease and previous surgical procedures for weight loss. Participants with controlled hypertension remained eligible for the trial. Individuals with a blood pressure (BP) of > 140/90 mmHg were eligible to proceed upon approval and consent from their registered general practitioner.
Exclusion Criteria:
Not reported
Research Purpose:
The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of reducing body mass through the scalable NHS resource compared to a commercial resource-intensive weight-loss intervention; as well as a ‘no-advice’ comparator group.
Blinding efforts:
Block randomized by computer programme but blinding was not possible due to the nature of the study
Study Location:
Glasgow, UK
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Nuffield Health Charity