Obesity in the Kaiser Permanente Patient Population and Positive Outcomes of Online Weight-Management Programs

Obesity in the Kaiser Permanente Patient Population and Positive Outcomes of Online Weight-Management Programs

 

Keith H Bachman, MD; Trina M Histon, PhD; Carol Remmers, MPH

Spring 2007 - Volume 11 Number 2

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/06-074

Abstract

We review what is known about the effects of obesity in the Kaiser Permanente (KP) population and discuss outcomes for two nationally available effective online programs, HealthMedia Balance® (Balance) and 10,000 Steps®. Obese KP patients often have health problems related to overweight and report difficulties with self-care, yet with the proper support, they can avail themselves of effective treatment to manage both obesity and associated conditions that affect quality of life. Clinicians should be aware of potential problems with functional status and self-care in their obese patients, provide brief assessment and advice, and refer obese patients to effective national and regional weight-management programs.

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