This commentary discusses an observational cohort study published in JAMA Surgery that investigated postoperative eating behaviors and weight control and their effects on 3-year change in weight.
This systematic review of 12 articles involving overweight or obese patients found that intensive behavioral counseling induced weight loss. Although little evidence suggests that such counseling is provided by primary care practitioners, trained interventionists could treat patients in the primary care setting.
Barber and coauthors investigated outcomes among women undergoing surgery for vaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence by comparing sacrospinous ligament fixation and uterosacral ligament suspension and comparing perioperative behavioral therapy with pelvic floor muscle training and usual care in a multicenter, 2 × 2 factorial, randomized trial.
In a randomized clinical trial of 194 patients with peripheral artery disease, McDermott and coauthors compare outcomes from a home-based walking exercise program using group-mediated cognitive behavioral intervention vs supervised exercise programs.
This randomized trial compares the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction vs cognitive behavioral therapy vs usual treatment for improving symptoms and physical function among adult patients with chronic lower back pain.