The Shape Program: A Case Study

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The Shape Program was a18-month randomized controlled trial of a weight gain prevention intervention for overweight black female patients in the primary care setting. Total participants was 194 black women aged 25 to 44 years with a BMI of 25-34.9 kg/m2. At baseline, participants were mostly employed and low-income, almost half of the sample reported a diagnosis of hypertension 12% reported a diagnosis of diabetes/prediabetes. Participants were randomized either to usual care group or to a 12-month intervention group.
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