An instrument to measure adherence to weight loss programs : the Compliance Praxis Survey-Diet (COMPASS-Diet)

Janda, Monika, Zeidler, Doris, Böhm , Gabriela , & Schoberberger, Rudolf (2013) An instrument to measure adherence to weight loss programs : the Compliance Praxis Survey-Diet (COMPASS-Diet). Nutrients, 5(10), pp. 3828-3838.

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Adherence to behavioral weight loss strategies is important for weight loss success. We aimed to examine the reliability and validity of a newly developed compliance praxis-diet (COMPASS-diet) survey with participants in a 10-week dietary intervention program. During the third of five sessions, participants of the “slim-without-diet” weight loss program (n = 253) completed the COMPASS-diet survey and provided data on demographic and clinical characteristics, and general self-efficacy. Group facilitators completed the COMPASS-diet-other scale estimating participants’ likely adherence from their perspective. We calculated internal consistency, convergent validity, and predictive value for objectively measured weight loss. Mean COMPASS-diet-self score was 82.4 (SD 14.2) and COMPASS-diet-other score 80.9 (SD 13.6) (possible range 12–108), with lowest scores in the normative behavior subscale. Cronbach alpha scores of the COMPASS-diet-self and -other scale were good (0.82 and 0.78, respectively). COMPASS-diet-self scores (r = 0.31) correlated more highly with general self-efficacy compared to COMPASS-diet-other scores (r = 0.04) providing evidence for validity. In multivariable analysis adjusted for age and gender, both the COMPASS-diet-self (F = 10.8, p < 0.001, r2 = 0.23) and other (F = 5.5, p < 0.001, r2 = 0.19) scales were significantly associated with weight loss achieved at program conclusion. COMPASS-diet surveys will allow group facilitators or trainers to identify patients who need additional support for optimal weight loss.

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ID Code: 65138
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: weight-loss, COMPASS-diet, surveys
DOI: 10.3390/nu5103828
ISSN: 2072-6643
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 MDPI AG
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2013 23:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 06:49

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