Recommendation ID
How effective are lifestyle weight management programmes available in the UK, when directly compared using high-quality trials? In particular, what effect do specific components of a multicomponent lifestyle weight management programme have on adherence, effectiveness and cost effectiveness? This includes:
- components, or combinations of components, that support weight loss or the prevention of weight regain
- the effect of programme length, intensity, setting and means of delivery (examples of the latter include group, individual and remote support)
- specific behaviour change techniques (using a recognised taxonomy)
- the effect of new technologies
- the effect of additional support services, such as self-help groups and networks approaches to commissioning
- processes for collecting long-term follow-up data.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Weight management: lifestyle services for overweight or obese adults
Date issued
May 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 03/07/2014