Group versus individual phone-based obesity treatment for rural women.

@article{Befort2010GroupVI,
  title={Group versus individual phone-based obesity treatment for rural women.},
  author={Christie Befort and Joseph Donnelly and Debra K. Sullivan and Edward F Ellerbeck and Michael G Perri},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={11-7}
}
Rural women have among the highest rates of obesity and sedentary lifestyle, yet few studies have examined strategies for delivering state-of-the-art obesity treatment to hard-to-reach rural areas. The purpose of this pilot trial was to examine the impact and cost-effectiveness of a 6-month behavioral weight loss program delivered to rural women by phone either one-on-one with a counselor or to a group via conference call. Thirty-four rural women (mean BMI=34.4, SD=4.6) were randomized to group… CONTINUE READING

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