Are People with Obesity Attracted to Multidisciplinary Telemedicine Approach for Weight Management?

Luisa Gilardini, Raffaella Cancello, Luca Cavaggioni, Amalia Bruno, Margherita Novelli, Sara P. Mambrini, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Simona Bertoli

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The forced isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the lifestyle intervention programs for people with obesity. This study aimed to assess: (1) the behaviors of subjects with obesity towards medical care during the pandemic and (2) their interest in following a remotely delivered multidisciplinary program for weight loss. An online self-made survey addressed to subjects with obesity was linked to the official website of our institute. Four hundred and six subjects completed the questionnaire (90% females, 50.2 ± 11.6 years). Forty-six percent of the subjects cancelled any scheduled clinical assessments during the pandemic, 53% of whom had chronic disease. Half of the subjects were prone to following a remotely delivered lifestyle intervention, especially with a well-known health professional. About 45% of the respondents were favorable towards participating in remote psychological support and nutritional intervention, while 60% would practice physical activity with online tools. Male subjects and the elderly were more reluctant than those female and younger, especially for online psychological support. Our survey showed an interest on the part of the subjects with obesity to join a multidisciplinary weight loss intervention remotely delivered. Male subjects and the elderly seem less attracted to this intervention, and this result highlights that, even with telemedicine, the approach to weight management should be tailored.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1579-N/A
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2022


  • Aged
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity
  • Pandemics
  • Telemedicine
  • Weight Loss
  • lifestyle intervention
  • obesity
  • telemedicine


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