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Effectiveness of telenutrition in a women's weight loss program.

Kuzmar IE, Cortés-Castell E, Rizo M - PeerJ (2015)

Bottom Line: Conclusion.Telenutrition has a failure or dropout risk factor of about half of the value of traditional consultation, and showed slight, statistically significant differences.This study concludes that telenutrition can support or sometimes replace traditional consultations when developing weight loss programs for obese women.

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Affiliation: Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Alicante , Alicante , Spain.

ABSTRACT
Objective. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of telenutrition versus traditional nutritional consultations for female obese patients in need of nutritional treatment. Methods. A comparative clinical study was conducted among 233 obese or overweight women (including 20 who dropped out and 60 who failed) who consulted a nutrition clinic in Barranquilla (Colombia) for nutritional assessment and chose either telenutrition or a traditional consultation that included a weekly follow-up consultation over 16 weeks, food consumption patterns, Body Mass Index (BMI, kg/m(2)) registeration and waist and hip circumference registeration. Treatment responses and differences between telenutrition and the traditional consultations were made according to BMI, waist, hip and initial-waist/height ratio (iWaist), calculating for the relative risk. Results. In 68 (29.2%) women who chose traditional attention, 9 (37.5%) dropped out, 24 (40%) failed and 35 (23.5%) were successful, showing 1.4% (1.0 SD) BMI loss, 5.8% (3.4 SD) in waist circumference, 4.5% (2.8 SD) in hip circumference and 0.04% (0.02 SD) in iWaist/height ratio. In 165 (70.8%) women who chose telenutrition, 15 (62.5%) dropped out, 36 (60%) failed and 114 (76.5%) were successful, showing 1.1% (1.0 SD) BMI loss, 5.0% (3.2 SD) in waist circumference, 3.5% (3.1 SD) in hip circumference and 0.03% (0.02 SD) in iWaist/height ratio. A significance level of p < 0.05 is considered. Conclusion. Telenutrition has a failure or dropout risk factor of about half of the value of traditional consultation, and showed slight, statistically significant differences. This study concludes that telenutrition can support or sometimes replace traditional consultations when developing weight loss programs for obese women.

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Overweight and obesity treatment success through traditional consultation and telenutrition.The dropout or failure risk of telenutrition versus traditional consultation is = 0.45 (95% CI [0.27–0.85]; p < 0.05).
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fig-1: Overweight and obesity treatment success through traditional consultation and telenutrition.The dropout or failure risk of telenutrition versus traditional consultation is = 0.45 (95% CI [0.27–0.85]; p < 0.05).

Mentions: Our focus groups included 233 individuals, with 165 (70.8%) in the telenutrition group and 68 (29.2%) in the traditional healthcare consultation group (Fig. 1).


Effectiveness of telenutrition in a women's weight loss program.

Kuzmar IE, Cortés-Castell E, Rizo M - PeerJ (2015)

Overweight and obesity treatment success through traditional consultation and telenutrition.The dropout or failure risk of telenutrition versus traditional consultation is = 0.45 (95% CI [0.27–0.85]; p < 0.05).
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fig-1: Overweight and obesity treatment success through traditional consultation and telenutrition.The dropout or failure risk of telenutrition versus traditional consultation is = 0.45 (95% CI [0.27–0.85]; p < 0.05).
Mentions: Our focus groups included 233 individuals, with 165 (70.8%) in the telenutrition group and 68 (29.2%) in the traditional healthcare consultation group (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: Conclusion.Telenutrition has a failure or dropout risk factor of about half of the value of traditional consultation, and showed slight, statistically significant differences.This study concludes that telenutrition can support or sometimes replace traditional consultations when developing weight loss programs for obese women.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Alicante , Alicante , Spain.

ABSTRACT
Objective. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of telenutrition versus traditional nutritional consultations for female obese patients in need of nutritional treatment. Methods. A comparative clinical study was conducted among 233 obese or overweight women (including 20 who dropped out and 60 who failed) who consulted a nutrition clinic in Barranquilla (Colombia) for nutritional assessment and chose either telenutrition or a traditional consultation that included a weekly follow-up consultation over 16 weeks, food consumption patterns, Body Mass Index (BMI, kg/m(2)) registeration and waist and hip circumference registeration. Treatment responses and differences between telenutrition and the traditional consultations were made according to BMI, waist, hip and initial-waist/height ratio (iWaist), calculating for the relative risk. Results. In 68 (29.2%) women who chose traditional attention, 9 (37.5%) dropped out, 24 (40%) failed and 35 (23.5%) were successful, showing 1.4% (1.0 SD) BMI loss, 5.8% (3.4 SD) in waist circumference, 4.5% (2.8 SD) in hip circumference and 0.04% (0.02 SD) in iWaist/height ratio. In 165 (70.8%) women who chose telenutrition, 15 (62.5%) dropped out, 36 (60%) failed and 114 (76.5%) were successful, showing 1.1% (1.0 SD) BMI loss, 5.0% (3.2 SD) in waist circumference, 3.5% (3.1 SD) in hip circumference and 0.03% (0.02 SD) in iWaist/height ratio. A significance level of p < 0.05 is considered. Conclusion. Telenutrition has a failure or dropout risk factor of about half of the value of traditional consultation, and showed slight, statistically significant differences. This study concludes that telenutrition can support or sometimes replace traditional consultations when developing weight loss programs for obese women.

No MeSH data available.


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