This study looked at factors that would predict weight loss success for obese people with osteoarthritis (OA). Factors such as having confidence in one's ability to lose weight, changing eating habits, receiving nutrition counseling, being married, or being depressed were examined as potential predictors of weight loss. Receiving nutrition counseling and not being depressed were the strongest factors that led to weight loss. Knowledge of the factors that predict weight loss could help clinicians target interventions to these individuals and maximize their weight loss success. Weight loss could benefit individuals with knee OA by reducing joint pain and improving many medical conditions.
Volume 47 Number 3, 2010
Pages 171 — 182
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