Accession Number:

ADA617056

Title:

Interventions for Sustainable Weight Loss in Military Families

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Apr 2014-15 Apr 2015

Corporate Author:

TUFTS UNIV BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

We started study recruitment in January 2015 and enrolled 11 participants between April 29-30th 2015. Despite overwhelming interest and need for weight loss programs as suggested by surveys and focus groups, recruitment for a 2 year program has been challenging in the Hanscom Air Force Base study location. This may be due to multiple constraints that are both unique to military families and particular to this base which is not typical of the larger, more traditional bases where a large active duty military dependent population exists. We have carefully monitored this challenge and have deployed our alternative plans that anticipated this problem. This includes expanding our recruitment pool to include more bases and opening up the online group counseling option. We hope to be well on our way with recruitment and participant enrollment with this plan in place.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE