Triple intervention in obese adults from Portuguese Navy
ISPAH ePoster Library. Henriques M. Oct 15, 2018; 225241; 215
Dr. Moisés Henriques
Dr. Moisés Henriques
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Abstract Introduction:<\b>
Nowadays, overweight and obesity are a public health problem. Even in the national Navy population, overweight and obesity can reach prevalence of 46,5±2% and 12,2±2%, respectively (CI 99%).This study explains the organization and results of a triple intervention program in a group of obese adults from a national Navy.Method: A twenty weeks program including medical evaluation (beginning and whenever necessary), nurse evaluation (every 2 weeks), nutritional support (every 2 weeks), psychological support (all weeks) and physical training (3 days a week, all weeks) was proposed to overweight or obese military that won’t be absent during the program period. Fourteen obese adults were selected to engage the program and the objective was an individual weight reduction >10%. A six months follow-up is planned. Results:<\b>
Thirteen adults finish the program. Only two of them reached the program objective and other two were near; one participant increased his weight 4%. Globally, the group lost 83,9 kg and there were gains in blood pressure values, cardiac frequency, body mass index, fat and lean mass percentages, and abdominal and hip perimeters. Conclusion:<\b>
This kind of program is very importat to change unhealthy metalities and lifestyles. The final results are, at least, encouraging because the participants improved some of their health indicators. Some enhancements will be considered in the next program edition to potentiate the good results. All military should be fit, so Navy health system must acknowledge the overweight and obesity problem and invest in prevention. External funding details None.
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