This Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight (B recommendation).
This randomized trial evaluated the effects on anxiety and depression symptoms of a multicomponent behavioral intervention delivered by lay health workers to adults functionally impaired by psychological distress in a conflict-affected area of Pakistan.
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 cluster randomized clinical trial compares the effects of behavioral interventions on rates of inappropriate (not guideline-concordant) antibiotic prescribing during ambulatory visits for acute respiratory tract infections.
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.
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