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Interventions to change the behaviour of health professionals and the organisation of care to promote weight reduction in children and adults with overweight or obesity.

Flodgren, Gerd and Gonçalves-Bradley, Daniela C. and Summerbell, Carolyn D. (2017) 'Interventions to change the behaviour of health professionals and the organisation of care to promote weight reduction in children and adults with overweight or obesity.', Cochrane database of systematic reviews., 2017 (11). CD000984.

Abstract

Background The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing globally, an increase which has major implications for both population health and costs to health services. This is an update of a Cochrane Review. Objectives To assess the effects of strategies to change the behaviour of health professionals or the organisation of care compared to standard care, to promote weight reduction in children and adults with overweight or obesity. Search methods We searched the following databases for primary studies up to September 2016: CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, DARE and PsycINFO. We searched the reference lists of included studies and two trial registries. Selection criteria We considered randomised trials that compared routine provision of care with interventions aimed either at changing the behaviour of healthcare professionals or the organisation of care to promote weight reduction in children and adults with overweight or obesity. Data collection and analysis We used standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane when conducting this review. We report the results for the professional interventions and the organisational interventions in seven ’Summary of findings’ tables. Main results We identified 12 studies for inclusion in this review, seven of which evaluated interventions targeting healthcare professional and five targeting the organisation of care. Eight studies recruited adults with overweight or obesity and four recruited children with obesity. Eight studies had an overall high risk of bias, and four had a low risk of bias. In total, 139 practices provided care to 89,754 people, with a median follow-up of 12 months.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD000984.pub3
Publisher statement:Copyright © 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:07 August 2018
Date of first online publication:30 November 2017
Date first made open access:30 November 2018

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