AWM: Non-Diet Approaches (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Katzer L, Bradshaw A, et al, 2008
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Article Title:
Evaluation of a "nondieting" stress reduction program for overweight women: a randomized trial.
Katzer L, Bradshaw A, Horwath C, Gray A, O'Brien S, Joyce J
American Journal of Health Promotion
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Women with BMI indicating overweight or obesity (BMI >= 28 kg/m2), aged 25-65 years, and at least one other self-reported cardiovascular disease risk factor such as hypertension (blood pressure >=140/90 mm Hg), serum cholesterol >5.5 mmol/L, type 2 diabetes, or current smoker,
Exclusion Criteria:
Previously diagnosed with heart disease, insulin-dependent diabetes, cancer, were pregnant, or had a binge eating disorder, taking medication for a psychiatric disorder, or were involved in another lifestyle intervention program
Research Purpose:
To evaluate the effects of a group-based nondieting program that included intensive training in the relaxation response (P1) and to compare this program with a group-based nondieting program without relaxation response training (P2) and a mail-delivered, self-guided version of program P2 (P3)
Blinding efforts:
Not reported
Study Location:
New Zealand
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Bristol-Myers Squibb