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Structured Education on Weight Loss of Overweight and Obese Clients Seen At the Northern Mindanao Medical Center Department of Family and Community Medicine Clinic from July 2015 to July 2016.

Author

Jessica M. Cagadas,
Catherine  C. Verendia

Related Institution

Department of Family and Community Medicine - Northern Mindanao Medical Center - Department of Health

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Northern Mindanao Medical Journal
Frequency
Biennial (every 2 years)
Publication Date
July-December 2017
Volume
3
Issue
1
Page(s)
7-13

Abstract

Overweight and obesity increase health risks.  Despite recommended guidelines on its control and management, there remains no consensus on the best treatment.10 Establishing the effectiveness of a structured education on weight loss among overweight and obese clients seen at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center Department of Family and Community Medicine Clinic was therefore aimed in this study.


This two-arm prospective, open-label, randomized controlled trial evaluated 23 participants who were divided into two groups.  The intervention group received the usual physician's advice coupled with individualized nutrition and exercise counselling.  The control group received only the usual physician's advice.  Analysis was focused on estimating the size of the difference in predefined outcomes between the intervention groups.


The participants who received the structured education lost weight with a mean difference in body mass index (BMI) from baseline to follow-up of 0.41 kg/m2 (p=0.12).  The participants who received the physician advice alone lost weight with a mean difference in BMI from baseline to follow-up of 1.12 kg/m2 (p=0.19).  The difference in the mean change in the BMI of both control and intervention group was not significant (p=0.19).


The results of this study did not provide a significant outcome on the effectiveness of structured education on weight loss among overweight and obese clients seen at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center Department of Family and Community Medicine Clinic.  

Physical Location

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Professional Education and Training Office, Northern Mindanao Medical Center tro_nmmc@yahoo.com Fulltext Print Format

 
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