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Table 1 Details of the visits included in the weight management programme

From: Evaluation of pharmacy-led weight management service to minimise the risk of cardiovascular disease

Visit 1 (initial screening) Visit 2 Visit 3 Visit 4 Visit 5 Visit 6
Week 1 Week 3 Week 5 Week 7 Week 9 Week 11
If eligible for the programme:
- distribution of the “personalised advice” and results booklets
- goal setting
- European Society of Cardiology (esc) healthy diet characteristics and exercise recommendations (2016 esc guidelines on CVD prevention in clinical practice) [10]
Importance of healthy-balanced diet and portion size Importance of physical activity Alcohol and weight,
Food labelling
Shopping tips and eating out How to maintain the weight loss
- discussion of achievements
- completion of service’s evaluation questionnaires
- further follow-up if requested
Monitor parameters
Monitoring period (visit 2–5): weight, WC, BMI, BP, HR, weight loss/gain between visits, physical activity levels
Final visit (visit 6): weight, WC, BMI, BP, HR, final audit-c score, % total weight loss, % total wc loss, % total bmi alteration
  1. BMI body mass index, BP blood pressure, CVD cardiovascular disease, WC waist circumference, HR heart rate