Survey of the Navy's Three-Tiered Remedial Weight-Management Program [dataset]

L. K. Trent, L. T. Stevens
1992 PsycEXTRA Dataset   unpublished
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Problem About 10% of Navy personnel are either overfat or obese. Given the importance of maintaining a fit and healthy fighting force and the serious career consequences for failing to meet fitness and body composition standards, the Navy has developed a three-tiered remedial weight-management plan to assist overfat and obese personnel in meeting the designated standards. However, at present, the Navy's weight control programs are largely unstandardized; there is wide
more » ... re is wide diversity in available resources, referral patterns, and approaches to obesity treatment in the Navy. Objective The purpose of this study was to gain descriptive information about the number, size, character, administration, time distribution, and problems of the Level I, II, and III obesity treatment programs developed by the Navy. Approach Questionnaires were mailed to a stratified random sample of Level I (command-directed) programs, and to all Level II and III commands (Counseling anC Assistance Centers and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers/Departments). The surveys addressed enrollment policies and procedures, program demography, program elements, and program management. Descriptive statistics were performed separately for Level I, II, and III commands, whose final response rates were 70%, 79%, and 83%, respectively.
doi:10.1037/e466672006-001 fatcat:4viwekgllbh5zbhgmovzrsy3sm