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Table 1 Criteria used to analyze the programs

From: Weight management in Canada: an environmental scan of health services for adults with obesity

CCPGO assessment recommendations ASPQ reference guide’s criteria
Measuring body mass index (BMI) Rate of weight loss
Measuring waist circumference Approach required for a program or method (including supervision)
Assessing readiness to change Dietary intervention
Completing medical history and physical examination Physical activity counselling
Measuring fasting plasma glucose and determine lipid profile Effectiveness of the approach #
Performing additional metabolic investigations (liver enzymes tests, urine analysis, sleep studies) Safety of the approach #
Screening for eating disorders, depression and other psychiatric disorders Promotion and advertising surrounding the approach #
  Cost of the approach #
  1. Note:
  2. # Data regarding these criteria were not reported since we lacked the data from many programs.