Educational interventions targeting healthcare professionals may lead to some weight reduction in adults, according to a Cochrane review of 12 studies involving nearly 90,000 individuals. Among the specific findings with regard to professional interventions:
Brief education of primary care physicians in weight management may slightly decrease the weight of their patients.
- Tailoring education to the healthcare professional to improve guideline adherence probably leads to little or no difference in obesity management or weight loss.
- Reviewers could not tell whether issuing clinicians with printed reminders about weight management strategies helped to reduce patients weight, vs standard care.
- Providing clinicians with a clinical decision support tool may lead to little or no difference in the BMI of children with obesity or in the weight of adults with overweight or obesity, vs standard care.
Flodgren G, Gonçalves-Bradley D, Summerbell C. 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 Syst Rev. 2017, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD000984. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000984.pub3.
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