Event Title

Effectiveness of the Lose Big Challenge, a Culturally-Based, Inner-City Weight Loss Progam

Location

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

Start Date

10-4-2012 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: To assist the Inner City Community Advocates in obtaining grants by providing information regarding weight loss and maintenance in their 2011 Big Lose Challenge. SUBJECTS: Twenty-eight participants (26 women; 2 men) in a 12-week culturally-based weight loss program were studied. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Before and after the intervention, weight, blood pressure, fasting glucose, eating behaviors, and quality of life scores were measured. ANALYSIS: t-tests were used to assess differences in BMI, quality of life scores, and eating behaviors between pre-intervention, 12-weeks, 4 months and 6 months post-intervention. RESULTS: Eighty-six percent of the participants were obese (BMI >30 kg/m2). Of the 17 participants who attended the pre- and post-screening, 47% had fasting glucose ³ 100 mg/dl and 70.5% had blood pressure ³ 120/80 mm Hg. At the 12-week post-screening, 29% had fasting glucose ³ 100 mg/dl, while blood pressure remained unchanged. Female participants lost an average of 3.0 kg, 3.4 kg and 4.4 kg at 12 weeks (n=15), 4 months (n=13) and 6 months (n=14), respectively. The men lost an average of 12.1 kg (n=2), 12.2 kg (n=1) and 15.0 kg (n=1). Quality of life scores improved and cognitive restraint scores increased while emotional eating, uncontrolled eating and inhibition scores decreased. Women exhibited a significant decrease in mean BMI and increase in mean cognitive restraint and quality of life scores from baseline to 6 months (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: These results suggest this motivational program may provide health benefits, improve quality of life and change eating habits up to 6 months. Attrition was high indicating the challenges of reaching the inner-city, minority community.

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Effectiveness of the Lose Big Challenge, a Culturally-Based, Inner-City Weight Loss Progam

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

PURPOSE: To assist the Inner City Community Advocates in obtaining grants by providing information regarding weight loss and maintenance in their 2011 Big Lose Challenge. SUBJECTS: Twenty-eight participants (26 women; 2 men) in a 12-week culturally-based weight loss program were studied. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Before and after the intervention, weight, blood pressure, fasting glucose, eating behaviors, and quality of life scores were measured. ANALYSIS: t-tests were used to assess differences in BMI, quality of life scores, and eating behaviors between pre-intervention, 12-weeks, 4 months and 6 months post-intervention. RESULTS: Eighty-six percent of the participants were obese (BMI >30 kg/m2). Of the 17 participants who attended the pre- and post-screening, 47% had fasting glucose ³ 100 mg/dl and 70.5% had blood pressure ³ 120/80 mm Hg. At the 12-week post-screening, 29% had fasting glucose ³ 100 mg/dl, while blood pressure remained unchanged. Female participants lost an average of 3.0 kg, 3.4 kg and 4.4 kg at 12 weeks (n=15), 4 months (n=13) and 6 months (n=14), respectively. The men lost an average of 12.1 kg (n=2), 12.2 kg (n=1) and 15.0 kg (n=1). Quality of life scores improved and cognitive restraint scores increased while emotional eating, uncontrolled eating and inhibition scores decreased. Women exhibited a significant decrease in mean BMI and increase in mean cognitive restraint and quality of life scores from baseline to 6 months (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: These results suggest this motivational program may provide health benefits, improve quality of life and change eating habits up to 6 months. Attrition was high indicating the challenges of reaching the inner-city, minority community.