A randomised trial of an internet weight control resource: The UK Weight Control Trial [ISRCTN58621669]

  • Kirk S
  • Harvey E
  • McConnon A
  • et al.
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Abstract

Obesity treatment is notoriously unsuccessful and one of the barriers to successful weight loss reported by patients is a lack of social support. The Internet offers a novel and fast approach to the delivery of health information, enabling 24-hour access to help and advice. However, much of the health information available on the Internet is unregulated or not written by qualified health professionals to provide unbiased information. The proposed study aims to compare a web-based weight loss package with traditional dietary treatment of obesity in participants. The project aims to deliver high quality information to the patient and to evaluate the effectiveness of this information, both in terms of weight loss outcomes and cost-effectiveness.

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Kirk, S. F., Harvey, E. L., McConnon, A., Pollard, J. E., Greenwood, D. C., Thomas, J. D., & Ransley, J. K. (2003). A randomised trial of an internet weight control resource: The UK Weight Control Trial [ISRCTN58621669]. BMC Health Services Research, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-3-19

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