Antidepressant Effect of the VA Weight Management Program (MOVE) Among Veterans With Severe Obesity.

Antidepressant Effect of the VA Weight Management Program (MOVE) Among Veterans With Severe Obesity. Mil Med. 2020 Feb 20;: Authors: Shiroma PR, Velasquez T, Usset TJ, Wilhelm JH, Thuras P, Baltutis E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Obesity is prevalent among users of Veteran's Health Administration services, where it is comorbid with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, colon, and breast cancer. Among obese subjects, severe obesity represents a subpopulation with the highest risk of depression. We investigate the antidepressant effect of a local VA weight management program (Managing Overweight Veterans Everywhere - MOVE) among depressed veterans with severe obesity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a 10-week prospective pilot study, 14 clinically depressed veterans with severe obesity were recruited from: (1) the 2-week residential based intense MOVE program (IMP) (N = 7) and (2) the 10-week educational module of self-management MOVE program (SMP) (N = 7). Subjects had a Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd edition (BDI-II) score > 12 and BMI > 40 or BMI > 35 with associated to comorbid conditions. Concurrent treatment for depression such as medications or psychotherapy was excluded. The primary efficacy endpoint was the change in BDI-II score form baseline to week 10. Analysis consisted of linear mixed model with baseline BDI-II score as a covariate, and level of MOVE intervention...
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