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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: CoachToFit: Adapted Weight Loss Intervention for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness
Principal Investigator:

Matthew J. Chinman

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $331,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Between 40% to 60% of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) are obese. Obesity and physical inactivity result in increased rates of chronic diseases, increased risk of death, and substantial health care costs. Treatment guidelines recommend that individuals with SMI who are overweight should be offered evidence-based weight loss interventions, including psychosocial interventions. The VA’s weight management program, MOVE!, is attended by less than 5% of the overweight populat...

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