Five A’s counseling in weight management of obese patients in primary care: A cluster-randomized controlled trail (INTERACT) (Prof. Dr. Steffi Riedel-Heller, completed)

Recent studies show that the medical attendance and counseling of obese patients by general practitioners (primary care) can be intensified. Similar to smoking cessation programs the Canadian Obesity Network developed and adapted the five As for the treatment of adiposity (Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist). The 5 As-approach aims at improving the interaction between provider / MD and patient.

The goal of this study is to develop and implement a 90-minutes Internet-based online-tutorial for general practitioners. The efficiency and costs of the online-tutorial are being evaluated in a study with patients and general practitioners / primary care doctors. If the evaluation shows the efficiency of the tutorial will be made accessible and usable in medical networks free of charges.

Duration: 01.05.2015 – 31.10.2017


Description of research project

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Head of project

Riedel-Heller, Steffi

Prof. Dr. Steffi Riedel-Heller

Member: board of directors
Director of the Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Health and Public Health (ISAP)

+49 341 97-15406

steffi [dot] riedel-heller [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de