Effect of Behavior Counseling on Weight Loss in Primary Care
Background: Behavior therapy can be effective in promoting weight loss in individuals who are overweight or obese. However, little evidence exists regarding the effect of nurse practitioner-guided behavior change programs on weight loss in individuals in a primary care setting. Purpose: The objective of this study is to identify the effect of behavior change counseling techniques such as motivational interviewing, goal setting, self-monitoring, and perceived self-efficacy on weight loss in adult clients within primary care. Methods: Three established clients at a low-income primary care clinic ...
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