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Quality of life outcomes of web-based and in-person weight management for adults with serious mental illness.

Muralidharan A, Brown CH, Zhang Y, Niv N, Cohen AN, Kreyenbuhl J, Oberman RS, Goldberg RW, Young AS. Quality of life outcomes of web-based and in-person weight management for adults with serious mental illness. Journal of behavioral medicine. 2020 Oct 1; 43(5):865-872.

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Adults with serious mental illness have high rates of obesity, with associated negative impacts on health-related quality of life. The present study utilized data from a randomized controlled trial (N? = 276) to examine the effectiveness of in-person and online-delivered weight management interventions, compared to usual care, for improving health-related quality of life in this population. Participants completed quality of life assessments at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months. Mixed effects models examined group by time interactions. Compared to usual care, in-person MOVE was associated with improvements in loneliness (t? = -?2.76, p? = .006) and mental health related quality of life (t? = 1.99, p? = 0.048) at 6 months, and webMOVE was associated with improvements in weight-related self-esteem at 6 months (t? = 2.23, p? = .026) and mental health-related quality of life at 3 months (t? = 2.17, p? = 0.031) and 6 months (t? = 2.38, p? = .018). Web-based and in-person weight management led to improvements in health-related quality of life for adults with serious mental Identifier: NCT00983476.

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