A low intensity, community based lifestyle programme to prevent weight gain in women with young children: Cluster randomised controlled trial

Catherine Lombard, Amanda Deeks, Damien Jolley, Kylie Ball, Helena Teede

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a community behavioural intervention to prevent weight gain and improve health related behaviours in women with young children. DESIGN: Cluster randomised controlled trial. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The main outcome measures were weight change and difference in weight change between the intervention group and the control group at 12 months. Secondary outcomes were changes in serum concentrations of fasting lipids and glucose, and changes in dietary behaviours, physical activity, and self management behaviours. RESULTS: All analyses were adjusted for baseline values and the possible clustering effect. Women in the control group gained weight over the 12 month study period (0.83 kg, 95 confidence interval (CI) 0.12 to 1.54), whereas those in the intervention group lost weight (-0.20 kg, -0.90 to 0.49). The difference in weight change between the intervention group and the control group at 12 months was -1.13 kg (-2.03 to -0.24 kg; P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 12
Number of pages12
JournalBMJ
Volume341
Issue numberc3215
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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