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Title: Group motivational intervention in overweight/obese patients in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in the primary healthcare area
Author: Rodríguez Cristobal, Juan José
Panisello Royo, J.M.
Alonso-Villaverde Grote, C.
Pérez Santos, J.M.
Muñoz Lloret, A.
Rodríguez Cortés, F.
Travé i Mercadé, Pere
Benavides Márquez, F.
Martí de la Morena, P.
González Burgillos, M.J.
Delclós Baulies, M.
Bleda Fernández, D.
Quillama Torres, E.
Keywords: Obesitat
Malalties cardiovasculars
Atenció primària
Cardiovascular diseases
Primary health care
Issue Date: 18-Mar-2010
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Background The global mortality caused by cardiovascular disease increases with weight. The Framingham study showed that obesity is a cardiovascular risk factor independent of other risks such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and smoking. Moreover, the main problem in the management of weight-loss is its maintenance, if it is achieved. We have designed a study to determine whether a group motivational intervention, together with current clinical practice, is more efficient than the latter alone in the treatment of overweight and obesity, for initial weight loss and essentially to achieve maintenance of the weight achieved; and, secondly, to know if this intervention is more effective for reducing cardiovascular risk factors associated with overweight and obesity. Methods This 26-month follow up multi-centre trial, will include 1200 overweight/obese patients. Random assignment of the intervention by Basic Health Areas (BHA): two geographically separate groups have been created, one of which receives group motivational intervention (group intervention), delivered by a nurse trained by an expert phsychologist, in 32 group sessions, 1 to 12 fortnightly, and 13 to 32, monthly, on top of their standard program of diet, exercise, and the other (control group), receiving the usual follow up, with regular visits every 3 months. Discussion By addressing currently unanswered questions regarding the maintenance in weight loss in obesity/overweight, upon the expected completion of participant follow-up in 2012, the IMOAP trial should document, for the first time, the benefits of a motivational intervention as a treatment tool of weight loss in a primary care setting.
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It is part of: BMC Family Practice, 2010, vol. 11, num. 23
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ISSN: 1471-2296
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