Two sites using Craving Change® recently shared their outcome data with us. An urban Primary Care Team in Alberta (N = 197), and a Family Health Team in Ontario (N = 52, who collected outcome data at both an urban and rural site). We are very grateful for their generosity and applaud their hard work – the challenges of collecting data in clinical settings are well-documented. Click to download a summary document outcome data June 2015.
As in the 2010 Eating Behaviors von Ranson et al published study, statistically significant improvements in self-efficacy were demonstrated from both sets of results. To quote one site’s summary, “after attending the Craving Change® program, most participants are better able to control eating in both Socially Acceptable and Negative Affect scenarios, and these benefits are sustained over time.” (6 months follow up).
Engagement/retention rates are also notable, with one site quoting 70% attendance at least 3 of 4 classes, and the second site (which offered the program over 3 classes) reporting 73% complete attendance.
Congratulations to our colleagues, facilitators, and class attendees!