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Table 5 Analysis of the programs according to selected ASPQ criteria

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

  Surgical programs Non-surgical community-based programs Non-surgical primary health care programs Non-surgical hospital-based programs
Realistic rate of weight loss Non applicable 30/31 35/36 3/3
   (97%) (97%) (100%)
Multidisciplinary assessment by health care professionals (≥ 2 types) 23/24 16/34 30/42 3/7
(96%) *, ‡ (47%) * (71%) (43%) ‡
Nutrition counselling (without long-term use of very-low calorie diets) 18/25 29/34 34/42 5/7
(72%) (85%) (81%) (71%)
Physical activity counselling 9/25 22/34 34/42 5/7
(36%) *, † (65%) * (81%) † (71%)
All 9/24 9/31 20/39 0/6
  (38%) (29%) (51%) (0%)
  1. Note: Data are expressed as number (%).
  2. *Significant difference between surgical programs and community-based programs.
  3. † Significant difference between surgical programs and primary health care programs.
  4. ‡ Significant difference between surgical programs and hospital-based programs.