NPA-GP: Glucose Outcomes (2021)
Author and Year:
Johnson K, Alencar M, et al, 2019
Telemedicine-based health coaching Is effective for inducing weight loss and improving metabolic markers.
Johnson K, Alencar M, Coakley K, Swift D, Cole N, Mermier C, Kravitz L, Amorim F, Gibson A
Telemedicine Journal and e-Health
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Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Required that participants were English speaking, nondiabetic, ambulatory, <396 pounds in weight, leading a sedentary lifestyle (<7000 steps/day) as confirmed by the run-in period, not regularly engaging in moderate-intensity activities, owners of an iPhone or Android smartphone, and able to travel for scheduled appointments.
Participants were excluded if they used medications or dietary supplements that could affect body composition; had type 2 diabetes; lost >3kg body weight or dramatically changed physical activity patterns within the past 6 months; have or had cancer, eating disorders, uncontrolled blood pressure, or neurological or psychological disorders; or had undergone obesity-related surgery (i.e. gastric bypass etc.).
Determine the impacts of didactically similar Health Coaching interventions delivered by video-conference or in-person visits on body weight, blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c , and Homeostatsis Model Assessment estimate of insulin resistance in adults with BMI>/= 30kg/m^2.
University of New Mexico; United States
Source(s) of Funding:
Government, funding from inHealth Medical Services, Inc., was for laboratory markers only
Please specify names of funders:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences award funding.
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