Evaluation of a lifestyle change programme for the treatment of obesity in general practice.

@article{Munsch2003EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a lifestyle change programme for the treatment of obesity in general practice.},
  author={Simone Munsch and Esther Biedert and Ulrich Keller},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2003},
  volume={133 9-10},
  pages={148-54}
}
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural group therapy programme for the treatment of obesity in clinical practice, 122 patients from 14 general practices (n = 70) were randomised into either a treatment or a control arm with a ratio of 3 to 2. The group treatment programme was also assessed in a clinical centre (n = 52; University Hospital Basel). Before therapy, a clinical interview and a mental disorder examination were carried out on all patients. The instructors of… CONTINUE READING

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