A pilot study of the TAKE 5 weight loss intervention for adults with obesity

Melville, C. , Spanos, D., Rankin, L., Macmillan, S., Penpraze, V., Boyle, S., Pert, C., Robinson, N., Miller, S. and Hankey, C. (2010) A pilot study of the TAKE 5 weight loss intervention for adults with obesity. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), p. 468. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00587.x)

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Abstract

Aim: To examine the efficacy of a multi-component weight loss intervention for adults with ID and obesity (Body Mass Index (BMI) ‡ 30 kg/m2). Method: An existing evidence-based weight management intervention was adapted and carers supporting the participants were encouraged to be involved. The multicomponent intervention consisted of nine individual sessions and included a personalized diet with a 2 510/day KJ (600 kcal) deficit and behavioural techniques to promote increased physical activity levels and healthy dietary patterns. Anthropometric measurements of height, weight, waist circumference were made at baseline and at 6 month follow-up. Physical activity levels were assessed pre and post intervention using ActiGraph accelerometers (GT1M). Results: Fifty four obese adults with ID were recruited. A total of 47 (87%)participants with a mean BMI of 41 (SD ± 7.9 kg/m2) completed the intervention. A significant and clinically important weight reduction was observed (P < 0.05) after 6 months. Approximately 40% of participants lost 5% or more of their initial body weight. Initial accelerometer measurements indicated high levels of sedentary behaviour and low levels of moderate to vigorous activity. Conclusion: The TAKE 5 multi-component weight loss intervention is effective in promoting weight loss in adults with ID and obesity. 468 Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities Physical health.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Special Issue: Abstracts of the Third International Conference of IASSID-Europe, 20-22 October, 2010, Rome
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Matthews, Dr Lynsay and Hankey, Dr Catherine and Penpraze, Ms Victoria and Spanos, Mr Dimitrios and Melville, Professor Craig and Macmillan, Miss Susan
Authors: Melville, C., Spanos, D., Rankin, L., Macmillan, S., Penpraze, V., Boyle, S., Pert, C., Robinson, N., Miller, S., and Hankey, C.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
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Journal Name:Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1360-2322
ISSN (Online):1468-3148
Published Online:16 August 2010

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