Stephan U. Dombrowski
Optimizing acceptability and feasibility of an evidence-based behavioral intervention for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors for co-morbidities: an open-pilot intervention study in secondary care.
Dombrowski, Stephan U.; Sniehotta, Falko F.; Johnston, Marie; Broom, Iain; Kulkarni, Utkarsh; Brown, Jenny; Murray, Lynne; Araújo-Soares, Vera
Falko F. Sniehotta
The objective of this study was to test and optimize the feasibility and acceptability of a physical activity (PA) and healthy eating behavior change intervention for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors for co-morbidities. This was done through an open-pilot intervention study using an uncontrolled pre and post design with ongoing measures on intervention acceptability and feasibility. Participants received 5 weekly nurse-led one-hour long group sessions. Acceptability and feasibility were assessed throughout. PA, dietary behavior and weight were measured before and after the intervention. Of 74 consenting participants, 61 (82%) received and 47 (64%) completed the intervention. Average ratings of intervention materials and components by participants ranged between 4.1 and 4.9 out of 5. Average facilitator satisfaction rating was 90% (range 75–100%). The intervention delivery was feasible as indicated by ratings and comments from participants and the facilitator. Participants lost −0.86 kg of weight (t(45) = 3.84, p = 0.0001), and increased PA by an additional 1.6 (SD = 2.7) sessions/week (t(31) = −3.3, p = 0.002). No significant dietary differences emerged. The intervention was acceptable to the facilitator and participants and feasible for delivery. Several intervention aspects were further optimized.
DOMBROWSKI, S.U., SNIEHOTTA, F.F., JOHNSTON, M., BROOM, I., KULKARNI, U., BROWN, J., MURRAY, L. and ARAÚJO-SOARES, V. 2012. Optimizing acceptability and feasibility of an evidence-based behavioral intervention for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors for co-morbidities: an open-pilot intervention study in secondary care. Patient education and counseling [online], 87(1), pages 108-119. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2011.08.003
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Aug 11, 2011|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 9, 2011|
|Publication Date||Apr 30, 2012|
|Deposit Date||Dec 10, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 10, 2012|
|Journal||Patient education and counseling|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Behaviour change; Behaviour change techniques; Open pilot; Obesity; Intervention development|
DOMBROWSKI 2012 Optimizing acceptability and feasibility
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