Telephone counseling and home telemonitoring: the Weigh by Day Trial.

@article{VanWormer2009TelephoneCA,
  title={Telephone counseling and home telemonitoring: the Weigh by Day Trial.},
  author={J J VanWormer and Anna M Martinez and Gretchen A Benson and A. Lauren Crain and Brian C. Martinson and Daniel L. Cosentino and Nicolaas P. Pronk},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={445-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the effects of telephone counseling and telemonitoring on weight loss. METHODS A randomized-controlled trial was conducted over 18 months. Participants were assigned to an immediate or delayed-start group. The intervention included a Thin-Link((R)) home telemonitoring scale and biweekly telephone counseling over 6 months. RESULTS The immediate group lost significantly more weight relative to the delayed group over the first 6 months (-7.5 versus +1.3 pounds) and at… CONTINUE READING

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