Evaluation of an intensive weight control program using a priori criteria to determine outcome.

@article{Beliard1992EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of an intensive weight control program using a priori criteria to determine outcome.},
  author={D Beliard and Daniel S. Kirschenbaum and Marian L. Fitzgibbon},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={505-17}
}
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a comprehensive obesity treatment program which incorporated open-ended treatment duration, pre-treatment assessments, protein-sparing modified fasts (PSMFs), and the use of six a priori outcome categories to analyse outcomes. Subjects were the first 291 obese individuals (mean weight = 235 lb, 66% overweight) to participate in the program's intake procedures. Data obtained after 55 weeks of treatment (on average) showed that the program seemed quite… CONTINUE READING