This Viewpoint discusses the importance of including physical activity counseling in patient encounters and provides tools for efficiently integrating this activity into busy clinical settings.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis article summarizes the evidence for physical activity and dietary recommendations in people with cardiovascular risk factors.
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.
Rigotti and coauthors report the results from a randomized clinical trial on the effect of a sustained care intervention on postdischarge smoking cessation among hospitalized adults.
To examine the effects of counselor-delivered prolonged exposure therapy for adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Foa and coauthors conducted a single-blind, randomized clinical trial among 61 girls with PTSD related to sexual abuse. In an Editorial, Perrin discusses the future of treatments like prolonged exposure therapy.
In the AWARE randomized clinical trial, Metsch and coauthors assessed the effect of brief patient-centered risk-reduction counseling at the time of a rapid HIV test on the subsequent acquisition of sexually transmitted infections. In an Editorial, Haukoos and Thrun discuss the elimination of prevention counseling from HIV screening.