Conclusion: Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance program appears to be a viable medium for promoting long-term weight loss integrating traditional in-hospital treatments, in favor of a change towards a new “health care everywhere” approach.
|Titolo:||Interventi di psicologia clinica attraverso le nuove tecnologie: la continuità terapeutica per pazienti obesi|
|Tutti gli autori:||CUZZIOL, PAOLA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||8-apr-2011|
|Anno accademico:||A.A. 2007-2008|
|Ciclo di dottorato:||23. ciclo|
|Corso/Scuola di dottorato in:||Psicologia clinica|
|Abstract (eng):||Conclusion: Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance program appears to be a viable medium for promoting long-term weight loss integrating traditional in-hospital treatments, in favor of a change towards a new “health care everywhere” approach.|
Results: Results showed statistically significant difference between groups in weight loss, weight loss maintenance and some psychological eating-related aspects, such as self-efficacy in eating and weight control, strength of habit of undertaking regular physical activity.
Main Outcome Measures: The primary outcome is weight in kilograms. Secondary outcome measures are disordered eating-related behaviors and cognitions, self-efficacy in eating and weight control, body satisfaction, healthy habit formation, psychopathological symptoms and weight-related quality of life at entry to hospital, at discharge from hospital, at 3,6 and 12 months.
Intervention: All participants attended 1-month in-hospital intensive program that involved individualized medical care, diet therapy, physical training and brief psychological counseling. At discharge, participants allocated to the TECNOB program were instructed to use a weight-loss web-site, a web-based videoconference tool, a dietary software installed into their cellular phones and an electronic armband measuring daily steps and energy expenditure.
Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-center randomized controlled trial (TECNOB study) started in December 2008. 91 obese patients with type 2 diabetes have been recruited and randomly allocated to the TECNOB program (n=41) or to a control condition (n=50). 86 participants have been evaluated at discharge from San Giuseppe hospital and 69 completed at least the 3-month follow-up. 61 out of them have reached also the 6-month follow-up and only 42 have achieved the end of the program.
Objective: To examine effectiveness of a 12-month multidisciplinary telecare intervention for weight loss provided to obese patients with type 2 diabetes.
Background: Obesity increases the risk of many health complications such as hypertension, coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes, needs long-lasting treatment for effective results and involves high public and private care-costs. Therefore, it is imperative that enduring and low-cost clinical programs for obesity and related co-morbidities are developed and evaluated. Information and communication technologies (ICT) can help clinicians to deliver treatment in a cost-effective and time-saving manner to a large number of obese individuals with co-morbidities.
|Nelle collezioni:||DTs in Clinical psychology - Psicologia clinica|