Weight management programmes for adults

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS)
Record ID 32011000034
Authors' recommendations: Overall, evidence suggests that a combination of diet, physical and behavioural therapy is more effective in achieving weight loss compared with diet alone or standard care. This beneficial effect may last up to 2 years or longer.Evidence regarding the relative effectiveness of individual or group weight management programmes is unclear.There is evidence of clinical benefit associated with diabetes and hypertension outcomes.The clinical effectiveness evidence reported should be interpreted with caution; findings are complicated by several factors (including varied methodological quality and differences in study population, duration and type of intervention) that may prohibit generalisability.There is a paucity of evidence investigating the cost effectiveness of weight management programmes.Available economic evidence is suggestive of cost effectiveness but insufficient to draw firm conclusions and further evidence is required.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Scotland
MeSH Terms
  • Adult
  • Caloric Restriction
  • Weight Loss
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
Organisation Name: Quality Improvement Scotland
Contact Address: Delta House, 50 West Nile Street Glasgow G1 2NP Scotland United Kingdom Tel: +44 141 225 6988; Fax: +44 141 221 3262
Contact Name: shtg.hcis@nhs.net
Contact Email: shtg.hcis@nhs.net
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