Interventions for sustainable weight loss in military families
Technical Report,15 Apr 2016,14 Apr 2017
Tufts University Boston United States
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We have implemented our alternative plans to expand our recruiting pool by incorporating additional military bases as well as allowing dependents of retired active duty military personnel members to join the study. In the past reporting year, we have received approval for and begun recruitmentenrollment at three additional Military Instillations. This includes Fort Campbell, Kentucky Fort Carson, Colorado and New London Naval Sub Base, Connecticut. These new instillations are in addition to our continuous recruitment efforts at Hanscom Air Force Base, Fort Drum, Natick Soldier Systems Center, U.S. Coast Guard First District, Navy Recruitment District New England, and U.S. Coast Guard Cape Cod. Since the submission of our previous Annual Report in 2016, we have enrolled 93 dependent adult family members of Active Duty military personnel and 26 Active Duty Retired Active Duty members themselves. One challenge facing program attendance for outcome events has been the originally unanticipated high rate of permanent change of stations PCS. Approximately 15 percent of our study population has experienced a PCS since being enrolled in the study. To account for this situation we have received IRB approval and implemented an alternative option for participants to obtain and submit their outcome results once a PCS has occurred. We have termed this process Remote Outcomes in our protocol. This allows participants to utilize their healthcare providers to obtain their physical results which would otherwise be obtained in person by the members of our study team. Participants then gather the results from their healthcare provider and submit to our study team. It is our intention to recruit and enroll the remaining amount of participants to reach our target study population within the next reporting period. On April 11th, 2017 our study team participated in the MOMRP IRP at Fort Detrick, MD.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition