PDM: MNT and Anthropometric Outcomes (2022-23)

Author and Year:
Ibrahim N, Ming Moy F, et al. 2016
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Article Title:
Effects of a Community-Based Healthy Lifestyle Intervention Program (Co-HELP) among Adults with Prediabetes in a Developing Country: A Quasi-Experimental Study.
Ibrahim N, Ming Moy F, Awalludin I, Mohd Ali Z, Ismail I
PloS One
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Participants were eligible if they lived or worked within the selected communities, aged between 18-65 years old, able to read and understand the Malay language (Bahasa Malaysia) or English language, were at risk of type 2 diabetes with fasting blood glucose concentration between 5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L, and/ or 2-hour 75 g oral glucose tolerance test concentration between 7.8 mmol/L and 11.0 mmol/L, body mass index (BMI) between 23-39 kg/m2 and had no contraindications to participate in weight management program or physical activity.
Exclusion Criteria:
Including a clinical history of diabetes or newly diagnosed diabetes at the time of screening, being involved in other weight management program, took any herbal medications to reduce weight, had clinical history of cardiovascular diseases occurred within the past six months, had advanced arthritis, uncontrolled hypertension, any form of cancers that require treatment, pregnant and other causes (i.e., psychological disorder or physically disabled) which could interfere with participation.
Research Purpose:
The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of community based lifestyle interventions delivered to adults with prediabetes and their health-related quality of life as compared to the usual care group.
Blinding efforts:
Not reported
Study Location:
Ampangan and Senawang, Seremban, Malaysia
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Ministry of Education - High Impact Research