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Effect of small group training in addition to counselling on weight loss among obese women

Aim: We aimed to evaluate the effect of the small group training in addition to continuous professional consulting services on the weight loss in obese women.

Methods: The volunteer women admitted to family medicine outpatient clinic due to obesity were included in the study. A total of 94 obese patients were randomly divided into two groups. Both groups had received counselling at once every 15 days. In addition, the study group has received three times small group training. At the end of 6-month follow-up, the data were analysed.

Results: At the end of the study; weight, BMI, waist circumference and body fat percentage decreased statistically significant in both groups (p<0.001). Percentage of reduction in BMI, WC and body fat percentage were significantly higher in the study group than control group.

Conclusion: Small group training as an additional method to giving counselling will be useful for the weight loss of overweight or obese individuals.

Author(s): Turan Set, Elif Ates