Pilot evaluation of an online weight management programme
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|Title:||Pilot evaluation of an online weight management programme||Authors:||Cawley, Shona; Farrell, S.; Byrne, D. G.; Turner, Michael; Clune, B.; McCartney, Daniel||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9268||Date:||May-2017||Online since:||2018-02-26T19:03:47Z||Abstract:||This intervention examined the efficacy of a six-week online weight loss programme. Students and staff of a third level institution (n=183) were recruited to the programme which provided individualised dietary advice for weight loss. Eighty-five participants (mean age 29.7 years, mean BMI 28.9kg/m2, 33% male) met the minimum inclusion criterion of logging on to the study website at least twice. All participants who completed the full six-week programme lost weight (n=31), with significant reductions in mean weight (2.8kg), BMI (0.9kg/m2) and waist circumference (4.1cm) observed between the start and end of the programme (all P<0.001). Among "completers", males lost more weight than females (4.2kg vs. 1.9kg, P=0.004). One in four completers lost >5% of their bodyweight, with reductions in biscuit and alcohol consumption being most predictive of weight loss. These findings suggest that individualised online dietary advice is effective in achieving short-term weight loss, especially in males.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Irish Medical Organisation||Journal:||Irish Medical Journal||Volume:||110||Issue:||1||Start page:||496||Keywords:||Weight management||Other versions:||http://imj.ie/pilot-evaluation-of-an-online-weight-management-programme/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:||https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/|
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