Logue EE, Bourguet CC, Palmieri PA, Scott ED, Matthews BA, Dudley P, Chipman KJ.
Director, Family Medicine Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, Summa Health System, Akron, OH, USA.
Am J Health Behav. 2012 Mar;36(3):319-34.
To explore the feasibility of integrating sleep management interventions with dietary and exercise interventions for obesity in a 12-week randomized trial.
We randomized 49 overweight or obese adult patients either to a better weight (BW) cognitive behavioral intervention, or to a combination of the BW intervention and a better sleep intervention, better weight-better sleep (BWBS).
The BWBS group lost weight faster (P=.04), and coping self-efficacy accelerated (P=.01).
These preliminary results merit replication in a larger primary care-based trial with a longer continuous intervention and follow-up period.