Waist circumference and not body mass index as the outcome of a group weight intervention for patients with severe mental illness.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Most weight interventions among patients with severe mental illness (SMI) used body mass index (BMI) as outcome measure but excluded waist circumference (WC) although the latter is a stronger predictor of obesity complications. This study aimed to assess a weight-management program consisting of education, exercise and behavioural techniques for… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.09.002

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