AWM: Adults with Low Socioeconomic Status (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Ahn S,Lee J, et al, 2018
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Article Title:
Evaluation of a behavioral intervention with multiple components among low-income and uninsured adults with obesity and diabetes.
Ahn S, Lee J Bartlett-Prescott J, Carson L, Post L, Ward K
American Journal of Health Promotion
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Study Design:
Non-Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Moderate risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Diagnosed with obesity (BMI >/= 30.0 kg/m2) and diabetes (HbA1c >/=6.5%) and referred by their health-care provider to the program; 21 to 60 years of age; prepared to change both exercise and nutrition habits; committed to participating in the CHC-HL intervention; regularly and be medically cleared for the intervention. To be eligible for the treatment program, patients had to be able to walk for at least 6 consecutive minutes.
Exclusion Criteria:
Literacy and cognitive functioning were informally assessed by health coaches during the initial appointment, and those patients who were judged to have inadequate literacy skills or cognitive functioning were disqualified. Those who were pregnant or received physical therapy for acute conditions were excluded from the study.
Research Purpose:
To examine the effects of a community-based behavioral intervention with multiple components on health outcomes among low-income and uninsured adults who were obese and had diabetes and treated in a “real-world” setting.
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Please specify names of funders:
Grant support from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation.