A pilot church-based weight loss program for African-American adults using church members as health educators: a comparison of individual and group intervention.

@article{Kennedy2005APC,
  title={A pilot church-based weight loss program for African-American adults using church members as health educators: a comparison of individual and group intervention.},
  author={Betty M Kennedy and Sahasporn Paeratakul and Catherine M Champagne and Donna H Ryan and David W. Harsha and Bernestine B. McGee and Glenda S. Johnson and Farzad Deyhim and W. Graham Forsythe and Margaret L. Bogle},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          373-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine a church-based intervention employing a 6-month pilot weight loss program as a strategy to improve health of African-American adults. DESIGN A randomized trial design was used without a control group. Eligible church members were randomized into two groups: an intervention delivered in the group setting and an intervention delivered in the individual setting. SETTING The study was conducted at an African-American church in Baton Rouge… CONTINUE READING

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