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Feasibility, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a telephone-based weight loss program delivered via a hospital outpatient setting

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Title
Feasibility, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a telephone-based weight loss program delivered via a hospital outpatient setting
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Translational Behavioral Medicine, August 2015
DOI 10.1007/s13142-015-0337-9
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Authors

M. E. Whelan, A. D. Goode, E. G. Eakin, J. L. Veerman, E. A. H. Winkler, I. J. Hickman, M. M. Reeves

Abstract

Engaging patients in a group-based weight loss program is a challenge for the acute-care hospital outpatient setting. To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a telephone-based weight loss service and an existing face-to-face, group-based service a non-randomised, two-arm feasibility trial was used. Patients who declined a two-month existing outpatient group-based program were offered a six-month research-based telephone program. Outcomes were assessed at baseline, two months (both groups) and six months (telephone program only) using paired t tests and linear regression models. Cost per healthy life year gained was calculated for both programs. The telephone program achieved significant weight loss (-4.1 ± 5.0 %; p = 0.001) for completers (n = 35; 57 % of enrolees) at six months. Compared to the group-based program (n = 33 completers; 66 %), the telephone program was associated with greater weight loss (mean difference [95%CI] -2.0 % [-3.4, -0.6]; p = 0.007) at two months. The cost per healthy life year gained was $33,000 and $85,000, for the telephone and group program, respectively. Telephone-delivered weight management services may be effective and cost-effective within an acute-care hospital setting, likely more so than usual (group-based) care.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 6 27%
Student > Bachelor 4 18%
Student > Master 3 14%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 9%
Other 4 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 8 36%
Psychology 5 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Other 1 5%

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#7,839,971
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#378
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#126,344
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#16
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