Preventing Overweight in USAF Personnel: Minimal Contact Program
Annual rept. 15 Apr 2003-14 Apr 2004
BAYLOR UNIV HOUSTON TX
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The research objective of this 3-year study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a minimal contact internet-based behavioral therapy plus usual care MCBT UC for controlling overweight in the USAF personnel using a controlled experimental comparison of usual care UC . Subjects will include personnel who are 5lbs below their Maximum Allowable Weight MAW and heavier. Effectiveness of MCBT UC will be compared to UC in terms of weight loss and percentage of subjects who are below their MAW. Outcomes will be measured at 6 and 12 months. Recruitment began in June 2003 at Lackland AFB and in July 2003 at both Brooks City Base and Randolph AFB. Currently, 287 subjects have been recruited 147 in treatment group and 140 in usual care group . Both groups include approximately 50 men and women and an ethnic representation of 52 Caucasian, 26 African American, 16 Hispanic, and 6 all others Asian, Pacific Islander, Other. Mean age for subjects is 34.2 years and body mass index, 29.9. Recruitment of subjects will continue until September 2004. To date, approximately 60 subjects have completed the treatment program. Six-month follow-up assessments began in January 2004 and 12-month assessments are scheduled to begin in June 2004. Sufficient 6-month data has not been collected at this time to allow for meaningful analysis. Therefore, a report of progress in terms of results and significance is not available for this annual report.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research