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Are Group Visits Effective for the Treatment of Obesity?

Title: Are Group Visits Effective for the Treatment of Obesity?.
Name(s): Hofmann, Mikel, author
Rodríguez, Jose, author
Shearer, Barbara, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Weight loss therapy consisting of 20 to 30 lifestyle-modification group visits is associated with modest (4–8 kg) weight loss. (SOR A, based on homogeneous randomized controlled trials [RCTs].) For patients who participate in group visits, use of sibutramine (15 mg p.o. daily) and compliance with food journaling are both associated with greater weight loss. (SOR B, based on an RCT and an outcomes study.)
Identifier: FSU_migr_fmr-0021 (IID)
Keywords: obesity, treatment, counseling
Note: Originally published in Evidence Based Practice
Citation: Hofmann, M., Rodríguez, J. E., & Shearer, B. (2010). Are group visits effective for the treatment of obesity? Evidence Based Practice, 13(2): 6-7.
Subject(s): Public health
Community health services
Medicine, Preventive
Medical sciences
Metabolism -- Disorders
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Family Medicine and Rural Health Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Evidence Based Practice.
Issue: 2, 13

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Hofmann, M., Rodríguez, J., & Shearer, B. (2010). Are Group Visits Effective for the Treatment of Obesity? Evidence Based Practice. Retrieved from