The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two different delivery
formats for weight management in a managed care setting. Mail-based weight counseling and
phone-based weight counseling will be compared to each other and a control condition. Primary
outcomes are participation rates in programs, weight change, and cost.
- at least 18 years of age
- BMI ≥ 27.8 kg/m2 for men
- BMI ≥ 27.3 kg/m2 for non-pregnant or lactating women