Diabetes Prevention Program Translation in the Veterans Health Administration.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Pragmatic Clinical Trial)

INTRODUCTION: This clinical demonstration trial compared the effectiveness of the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Prevention Program (VA-DPP) with an evidence-based usual care weight management program (MOVE!®) in the Veterans Health Administration health system. DESIGN: Prospective, pragmatic, non-randomized comparative effectiveness study of two behavioral weight management interventions. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Obese/overweight Veterans with prediabetes were recruited from three geographically diverse VA sites between 2012 and 2014. INTERVENTION: VA-DPP included 22 group-based intensive lifestyle change sessions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Weight change at 6 and 12 months, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) at 12 months, and VA health expenditure changes at 15 months were assessed using VA electronic health record and claims data. Between- and within-group comparisons for weight and HbA1c were done using linear mixed-effects models controlling for age, gender, race/ethnicity, baseline outcome values, and site. Analyses were conducted in 2015-2016. RESULTS: A total of 387 participants enrolled (273 VA-DPP, 114 MOVE!). More VA-DPP participants completed at least one (73.3% VA-DPP vs 57.5% MOVE! p=0.002); four (57.5% VA-DPP vs 42.5% MOVE!, p=0.007); and eight or more sessions (42.5% VA-DPP vs 31% MOVE!, p=0.035). Weight loss from baseline was significant at both 6 (p<0.001) and 12 months (p<0.001) for VA-DPP participants, but only significant at 6 months for MOVE! participants (p=0.004). Between groups, there were significant differences in 6-month weight loss (-4.1 kg VA-DPP vs -1.9 kg MOVE!, p<0.001), but not 12-month weight loss (-3.4 kg VA-DPP vs -2.0 kg MOVE!, p=0.16). There were no significant differences in HbA1c change or outpatient, inpatient, and total VA expenditures. CONCLUSIONS: VA-DPP participants had higher participation rates and weight loss at 6 months, but similar weight, HbA1c, and health expenditures at 12 months compared to MOVE! PARTICIPANTS: Features of VA-DPP may help enhance the capability of MOVE! to reach a larger proportion of the served population and promote individual-level weight maintenance.

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Cited Authors

  • Moin, T; Damschroder, LJ; AuYoung, M; Maciejewski, ML; Datta, SK; Weinreb, JE; Steinle, NI; Billington, C; Hughes, M; Makki, F; Holleman, RG; Kim, HM; Jeffreys, AS; Kinsinger, LS; Burns, JA; Richardson, CR

Published Date

  • July 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 70 - 77

PubMed ID

  • 28094135

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6699500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2607

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.11.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands