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Your Leadership Is the Difference

HCPs play an invaluable role in chronic weight management. Weight-loss advice from HCPs has been proven to make a positive impact on a patient’s attempt at behavior change and weight-management efforts.1-3

Your Leadership Is the Difference

HCPs play an invaluable role in chronic weight management. Weight loss advice from HCPs has been proven to make a positive impact on a patient’s attempt at behavior change and weight-management efforts.1-3

Patient efforts improved after weight-management discussions with their HCP3

Statistics show patient efforts improved after weight-management discussions with their HCP

63%

of patients were more likely to attempt to lose weight

Statistics show patient efforts improved after weight-management discussions with their HCP

67%

of patients were more likely to attempt to change their diet

Statistics show patient efforts improved after weight-management discussions with their HCP

58%

of patients were more likely to attempt to change their exercise patterns

From a 1-year study of 224 patients with BMI of 30 to 45 kg/m2, randomly assigned to receive medication (sibutramine) alone, lifestyle modification with brief therapy, or medication with lifestyle-modification counseling (combined therapy).4

Study design

Results from surveys and audio-recorded preventative health and chronic care visits with 25 women struggling to lose weight and 7 physicians. The primary aim of this study was to assess how women struggling to lose weight discuss weight loss with their physicians.

Supporting your patients to achieve a weight loss of ≥5% can have a clinically meaningful impact4

HCPs play an invaluable role in chronic weight management

Patients lost ~5 times more weight with HCP counseling than with a self-directed program5

Statistics show patients lost 5x more weight with HCP counseling than with a self-directed program

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A randomized, controlled study of 415 patients with obesity showed that patients lost more weight with HCP counseling, weight-loss coaches, and web-based support (5.2% weight loss) when compared with a self-directed program (1.1% weight loss) at 24 months. A meta-analysis of survey data indicated that weight-loss advice from HCPs has a positive effect on a patient’s attempt at behavior change and on weight-loss efforts.

Study design

A randomized, controlled study of 415 patients with obesity showed that patients lost more weight with HCP counseling, weight-loss coaches, and web-based support (5.2% weight loss) when compared with a self-directed program (1.1% weight loss) at 24 months. A meta-analysis of survey data indicated that weight-loss advice from HCPs has a positive effect on a patient’s attempt at behavior change and on weight-loss efforts.

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1. Rose SA, Poynter PS, Anderson JW, Noar SM, Conigliaro J. Physician weight loss advice and patient weight loss behavior change: a literature review and meta-analysis of survey data. Int J Obes. 2013;37(1):118-128.

2. Beck RS, Daughtridge R, Sloane PD. Physician-patient communication in the primary care office: a systematic review. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2002;15(1):25-38.

3. Pollak KI, Ostbye T, Alexander SC, et al. Empathy goes a long way in weight loss discussions. J Fam Pract. 2007;56(12):1031-1036.

4. Wing RR, Lang W, Wadden TA, et al. Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(7):1481-1486.

5. Appel LJ, Clark JM, Yeh H-C, et al. Comparative effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in clinical practice. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(21):1959-1968.

6. Golden A, Dhurandhar NV, Jinnett K, et al. Insights and perceptions of obesity management in people with obesity: results of the National ACTION Study. Poster presented at: ObesityWeek 2016; October 31-November 4, 2016; New Orleans, LA. Poster T-P-3178.