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Weighing the options : criteria for evaluating weight-management programs

Author: Paul R Thomas; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Develop Criteria for Evaluating the Outcomes of Approaches to Prevent and Treat Obesity.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1995.
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What are the long-term results of weight-loss programs? How can people sort through the many programs available and select one that is right for them? This book strives to answer these questions.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Thomas; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Develop Criteria for Evaluating the Outcomes of Approaches to Prevent and Treat Obesity.
ISBN: 0309051312 9780309051316
OCLC Number: 31740377
Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Nature and problem of obesity --
Programs for and approaches to treating obesity --
Weighing the options --
Match between program and consumer --
Soundness and safety of the program --
Outcomes of the program --
Weighing the options: application of committee's criteria --
Prevention of obesity --
Research and policy recommendations --
Assessment instruments of relevance to obesity treatment --
Diet readiness test and the general well-being schedule --
Pediatric obesity / Beatrice S. Kanders. Accrediting providers of weight-management services / Arthur Frank --
Biographies of committee members.
Responsibility: Committee to Develop Criteria for Evaluating the Outcomes of Approaches to Prevent and Treat Obesity, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine ; Paul R. Thomas, editor.
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