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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Mar;50(3):187-91. doi: 10.1177/0009922810384845. Epub 2010 Oct 6.

Results from a clinical multidisciplinary weight management program.

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  • 1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456, USA. swoolfor@med.umich.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE:

Published data regarding outcomes of pediatric behavioral weight management are mainly from research interventions. The authors wished to explore outcomes from a clinical program.

METHODS:

A retrospective analysis of data from obese adolescents enrolled in the Michigan Pediatric Outpatient Weight Evaluation and Reduction program (April 2007 to June 2008). The multidisciplinary program included group sessions, individual visits, and exercise classes. Linear regression was used to explore associations between change in body mass index (BMI) and age, sex, race, and insurance.

RESULTS:

N = 67. Mean age was 14.5 years; 71% female, 50% Medicaid enrollees, and 30% African American. Mean initial BMI was 40. Mean change in BMI was -2.3 for those completing the 24-week program (n = 48; P < .01). Reduction in BMI was not associated with participants' demographic characteristics.

CONCLUSIONS:

A clinical multidisciplinary weight loss program for adolescents can lead to decreases in BMI after 24 weeks. Further work is needed to assess long-term outcomes.

PMID:
20926840
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PMCID:
PMC3485408
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