Predictors of Weight Loss Maintenance following an Insurance-Sponsored Weight Management Program

Abildso, Christiaan; Schmid, Olivier; Byrd, Megan; Zizzi, Sam; Quartiroli, Alessandro; Fitzpatrick, Sean (2014). Predictors of Weight Loss Maintenance following an Insurance-Sponsored Weight Management Program. Journal of Obesity, 2014, pp. 1-12. Hindawi 10.1155/2014/736080

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Intentional weight loss among overweight and obese adults (body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m2) is associated with numerous health benefits, but weight loss maintenance (WLM) following participation in weight management programming has proven to be elusive. Many individuals attempting to lose weight join formal programs, especially women, but these programs vary widely in focus, as do postprogram weight regain results. We surveyed 2,106 former participants in a community-based, insurance-sponsored weight management program in the United States to identify the pre, during, and post-intervention behavioral and psychosocial factors that lead to successful WLM. Of 835 survey respondents (39.6% response rate), 450 met criteria for inclusion in this study. Logistic regression analyses suggest that interventionists should assess and discuss weight loss and behavior change perceptions early in a program. However, in developing maintenance plans later in a program, attention should shift to behaviors, such as weekly weighing, limiting snacking in the evening, limiting portion sizes, and being physically active every day.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science II

UniBE Contributor:

Schmid, Olivier

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

2090-0708

Publisher:

Hindawi

Language:

English

Submitter:

Olivier Schmid

Date Deposited:

01 Oct 2014 08:55

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:54

Publisher DOI:

10.1155/2014/736080

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58729

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58729

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