Obesity is a highly prevalent condition that affects over 23% of men and 20% of women in the WHO European Region 1. The classification under ‘obese’ is ‘overweight’ with
a prevalence of over 50% in the same region 1. This condition is a highly complex problem due to it’s multicasual causes 2.
The effectiveness of a weight management programme can be dependent on a variety of components including: self-monitoring, counsellor feedback and communication, social support, use of a structured programme, and use of an individually tailored program 3. These components need to be delivered through a variety of specialised professionals, across the disciplines of dietary guidance, physical exercise and behavioural psychology.
There has been some literature reporting the use of worksite interventions to help manage weight 4-7. To date, the literature does not include interventions that implement all components across all disciplines.
The purpose of this programme was to help support participants’ health and weight management goals as well as to help improve their health-related quality of life.