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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: MOVE!+UP: Testing a Tailored Weight Management Program for Veterans with PTSD
Principal Investigator:

Katherine Hoerster

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $259,782
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prevalent among Veterans, puts Veterans at increased risk for obesity and related conditions. Veterans with PTSD lose less weight in VA’s MOVE! weight management program, due to PTSD symptoms that interfere with activity and healthy diet. In addition, many Veterans who receive evidence-based PTSD treatment remain symptomatic. A behavioral weight loss program that augments standard PTSD care and targets PTSD-related weight loss ba...

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