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Efficacy of a gender-tailored intervention to prevent weight regain in men over 3 years: A weight loss maintenance RCT

Overview of attention for article published in Obesity, December 2016
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Title
Efficacy of a gender-tailored intervention to prevent weight regain in men over 3 years: A weight loss maintenance RCT
Published in
Obesity, December 2016
DOI 10.1002/oby.21696
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Myles D. Young, Robin Callister, Clare E. Collins, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Elroy J. Aguiar, Philip J. Morgan

Abstract

To examine whether a gender-tailored weight loss maintenance (WLM) program could reduce men's weight regain following weight loss. Ninety-two men who lost at least 4 kg during a 3-month weight loss phase were randomized to receive: (i) a 6-month WLM program (WL + WLM; n = 47) or (ii) no resources (WL-only; n = 45). The WLM program included written materials and messages (SMS, video email) plus other resources (e.g., pedometer, Gymstick™). The primary outcome was weight change in the first year post-randomization. Participants were assessed at "-3 months" (preweight loss), "0 months" (randomization into the WLM Phase), "6 months," "1 year," and "3 years." Before randomization, participants lost a mean (SD) of 7.3 kg (2.5). Retention was 83% at 6 months and 1 year and 71% at 3 years. Intention-to-treat analysis detected a significant group × time difference in weight regain favoring the intervention group at 6 months (-1.9 kg, 95% CI -3.7 to -0.1) but not at 1- or 3-year follow-up. Three years after completing the original weight loss program the WL-only and WL + WLM groups had maintained 59% and 51% of their initial weight loss, respectively. Men with overweight/obesity demonstrated clinically meaningful WLM 3 years after successfully losing weight. An additional WLM program contributed to enhanced WLM effects in the short term only. (ACTRN12612000749808).

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Unknown 38 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 January 2017.
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#750,756
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#600
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