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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Testing the efficacy of a technology-assisted intervention to improve weight management of obese patients within Patient Aligned Care Teams at the VA
Principal Investigator:

Melanie Jay

Location: New York, NY
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $129,402
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary Abstract Project Background Veterans shoulder a disproportionate burden of obesity and its co-morbidities. The VA currently offers an effective weight management program called MOVE!, but the majority of eligible patients do not attend. Since Veterans see their primary care providers (PCPs) on average 3.6 times per year, the primary care (PC) visit is an important opportunity to counsel obese patients about weight management, especially patients who cannot or prefer not to attend...

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