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High or low intensity text-messaging combined with group treatment equally promote weight loss maintenance in obese adults

Zwickert, Kristy; Rieger, Elizabeth; Swinbourne, Jessica; Manns, Clare; McAulay, Claire; Gibson, Alice A; Sainsbury, Amanda; Caterson, Ian D

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BACKGROUND Text-message and e-mail are emerging as potential methods for improving weight outcomes among obese individuals. The optimal volume, frequency, and timing of such interventions are unknown. This study investigated the effect of adjunct technological support on weight and psychological variables after a 3-month cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) group intervention. METHODS Sixty obese adults were randomised to a CBT programme plus intensive (text-message and e-mail; CBT+ITS) or minimal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/111419
Source: Obesity research & clinical practice
DOI: 10.1016/j.orcp.2016.01.001

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