Implementation of the "Beweegkuur" in practice: utilization of care of a lifestyle intervention in the Netherlands

Jeroen C.M. Barte, Marike R.C. Hendriks, Geert M. Rutten, C. Veenhof, Wanda J.E. Bemelmans

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This study investigates the delivered care in a multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention by dieticians and physiotherapists compared to the protocol of this intervention. Participants with a body mass index (bmi) between 25 and 40 kg m- 2 were divided over three different programs depending on their bmi and comorbidities. All these programs consisted of individual and group sessions with the dietician, while care by the physiotherapist differed by program. The dieticians and physiotherapists of 30 locations were contacted to provide data about health care use within the intervention from their health records. Data of 379 participants were available and showed that group sessions by dieticians were often not attended. Care by the physiotherapist was delivered according to the protocol to a larger extent. An average of 43–93% of the sessions was attended. The level of attendance is comparable to other interventions, but especially attendance at group sessions with dieticians should be improved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-228
JournalInternational Journal of Health Promotion and Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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