Improving the lifestyle of overweight and obese adults is of increasing interest in view of its role in several chronic diseases. Interventions aiming at overweight or weight-related chronic diseases suffer from high drop-out rates. It has been suggested that Motivational Interviewing and more frequent and more patient-specific coaching could decrease the drop-out rate. ‘BeweegKuur’ is a multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention which offers three programmes for overweight persons. The effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of intensively guided programmes, such as the ‘supervised exercise programme’ of ‘BeweegKuur’, for patients with high weight-related health risk, remain to be assessed. Our randomized controlled trial compares the expenses and effects of the ‘supervised exercise programme’ with those of the less intensively supervised ‘start-up exercise programme’.
Literatuurverwijzing: Berendsen, B.A.J., Hendriks, M.R.C., Verhagen, E., Schaper, N.C., Kremers, S.P.J., & Savelberg, H.H.C.M. (2011). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of 'BeweegKuur': a combined lifestyle intervention in the Netherlands, rationale, design and methods of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health 2011, 11:815 11