Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kirsten Brandt
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Obesity is an increasing drain on the resources of general practitioners, who have few effective options for treatment other than surgery and (often prohibitively expensive) personal dietician advice. A study has been designed to investigate the effects of internet-based dietary advice compared with a placebo non-interactive web-support to conventional practice during 24 months. Using data from a previous pilot project for the power calculation, by recruiting 300 patients we will obtain sufficient power to reliably detect a long-term weight loss of 2.5 kg, or, if this figure is higher, to obtain more detailed information about criteria distinguishing patients more or less likely to benefit from this type of Internet based weight loss program.
Author(s): Brandt V, Pedersen M, Glintborg D, Brandt CJ, Toubro S, Arendal C, Brandt K
Editor(s): Van Gemert-Pijnen, L; Ossebaard, HC; Hämäläinen, P;
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
Year of Conference: 2011
Pages: 96 - 101
Publisher: IARIA Journals
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