A Culturally-Tailored Weight Loss Program
- To develop a weight loss intervention for obese African American women who are breast
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Participants are randomized to 1 of 2 intervention
- Group 1: Participants receive traditional individual dietary and exercise counseling in
combination with the Weight Watchers weight loss program for 18 months.
- Group 2: Participants receive individual dietary and exercise counseling in combination
with the Weight Watchers weight loss program as in group 1. They also receive spiritual
counseling that incorporates meditation, readings, and the recording of thoughts into a
long-term weight management program. The program addresses coping with stress, setting
priorities, dealing with emotional issues that trigger old behavior patterns, and
developing accountability for following desired diet and exercise patterns.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Michael S. Simon, MD, MPH
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
United States: Federal Government
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