AWM: Interventions in Community Settings (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Tapsell L, Lonergan M, et al, 2017
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Article Title:
Effect of interdisciplinary care on weight loss: a randomised controlled trial.
Tapsell L, Lonergan M, Batterham M, Neale E, Martin A, Thorne R, Deane F, Peoples G
BMJ Open
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Permanent residents of the Illawarra region; 25–54 years old; community dwelling; Body mass index (BMI) 25–40 kg/m2
Exclusion Criteria:
Unable to communicate in English; having severe medical conditions impairing the ability to participate in the study or thought to limit survival to 1 year; having reported illegal drug use or regular alcohol intake associated with alcoholism (>50 g/day); other major impediments to participation.
Research Purpose:
The objective of the current trial was to determine the effectiveness of a novel interdisciplinary treatment compared with usual care on weight loss in overweight and obese adult volunteers. We hypothesised that a model of care with physician oversight that integrates the expertise of dietitians, with exercise physiologists and psychologists will be more effective than general advice provided by a practice nurse (usual care).
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Study Location:
Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Source(s) of Funding:
Industry, Not-for-profit
Please specify names of funders:
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute California Walnut Commission