Obesity level and attrition: support for patient-treatment matching in obesity treatment.

Matthew M Clark, B. J. Guise, R. S. Niaura

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Obesity treatment studies report attrition rates from 20% to 45%. To reduce attrition, researchers have proposed matching patients to treatment based upon level of obesity. The current study attempted to validate the commonly held assumption that a mismatch between obesity level and treatment will promote attrition. The level of obesity and attrition rates of 39 adults who enrolled in a 12-session behavior therapy program were examined. As obesity level increased, so did attrition. Sixty-nine percent of subjects with mild obesity, 43% of subjects with moderate obesity and 0% of subjects with severe obesity completed treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalObesity Research
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Obesity level and attrition : support for patient-treatment matching in obesity treatment. / Clark, Matthew M; Guise, B. J.; Niaura, R. S.

In: Obesity Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.1995, p. 63-64.

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