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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2009

Obesity: Technology-Supported Multicomponent Coaching or Counseling Interventions – To Reduce Weight

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends technology-supported multicomponent coaching or counseling interventions intended to reduce weight. These interventions use technology to facilitate or mediate interactions between a coach or counselor and an individual or group, with a goal of influencing weight-related behaviors or weight-related outcomes. Technology-supported components may include use of the following: computers (e.g., Internet, CD-ROM, email, kiosk, computer program), video conferencing, personal digital assistants, pagers, pedometers with computer interaction, and computerized telephone system interventions that target physical activity, nutrition, or weight. Non-technological components may include use of the following: in-person counseling, manual tracking, printed lessons, and written feedback.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Diabetes
Heart Disease and Stroke
Nutrition and Weight Status
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Obesity: Technology-Supported Multicomponent Coaching or Counseling Interventions – To Reduce Weight. c2009– [cited 2017 Feb 17]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/obesity-technology-supported-multicomponent-coaching-or-counseling-interventions-reduce