Primary care interventions for obesity: behavioural support, whether delivered remotely or in person, facilitates greater weight loss over 2 years than self-directed weight loss
- CHSCR, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
- Correspondence to Ian Brown
CHSCR, Sheffield Hallam University, 32 Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2BP, UK;
Implications for practice and research
■ Generalist nurses (eg, practice nurses) can contribute to the social support element of weight loss interventions to improve participation and adherence.
■ Coaching patients within weight loss interventions (in person or remotely by email or phone) requires further specialist training in motivational interviewing and weight management.
■ Establishing which elements (within a complex programme) are effective in specific contexts would be useful to refine nursing practice in weight management.
Obesity prevalence trends are a public health concern in many parts of the world. Excess body fat is linked to adverse health outcomes.1 Evidence-based guidelines recommend multi-component interventions that include behavioural and lifestyle change.2 3 …