Weight reduction at the work site: a promise partially fulfilled.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Three consecutive studies of weight reduction at the work site were conducted with 172 female union members, who participated in 16-week behavioral group programs. There was no significant difference in weight loss over the three studies, but attrition decreased from 57.5% to 33.8% and weight loss maintenance improved. Groups that met three to four times weekly had less attrition than those which met once a week, but had no more weight loss. These behavioral weight reduction programs were as effective as self-help and commercial groups, and lay leaders produced results equivalent to those produced by professional therapists at one-third the cost.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brownell, KD; Stunkard, AJ; McKeon, PE

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 142 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 3917617

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-7228

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.142.1.47


  • eng