Design and rationale of the medical students learning weight management counseling skills (MSWeight) group randomized controlled trial

Judith K. Ockene, Karen M. Ashe, Rashelle B. Hayes, Linda C. Churchill, Sybil L. Crawford, Alan C. Geller, Denise Jolicoeur, Barbara C. Olendzki, Maria Theresa Basco, Jyothi A. Pendharkar, Kristi J. Ferguson, Thomas Guck, Katherine L. Margo, Catherine A. Okuliar, Monica A. Shaw, Taraneh Soleymani, Diane D. Stadler, Sarita S. Warrier, Lori Pbert

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Physicians have an important role addressing the obesity epidemic. Lack of adequate teaching to provide weight management counseling (WMC) is cited as a reason for limited treatment. National guidelines have not been translated into an evidence-supported, competency-based curriculum in medical schools. Weight Management Counseling in Medical Schools: A Randomized Controlled Trial (MSWeight) is designed to determine if a multi-modal theoretically-guided WMC educational intervention improves observed counseling skills and secondarily improve perceived skills and self-efficacy among medical students compared to traditional education (TE).Eight U.S. medical schools were pair-matched and randomized in a group randomized controlled trial to evaluate whether a multi-modal education (MME) intervention compared to traditional education (TE) improves observed WMC skills. The MME intervention includes innovative components in years 1-3: a structured web-course; a role play exercise, WebPatientEncounter, and an enhanced outpatient internal medicine or family medicine clerkship. This evidence-supported curriculum uses the 5As framework to guide treatment and incorporates patient-centered counseling to engage the patient. The primary outcome is a comparison of scores on an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) WMC case among third year medical students. The secondary outcome compares changes in scores of medical students from their first to third year on an assessment of perceived WMC skills and self-efficacy.MSWeight is the first RCT in medical schools to evaluate whether interventions integrated into the curriculum improve medical students' WMC skills. If this educational approach for teaching WMC is effective, feasible and acceptable it can affect how medical schools integrate WMC teaching into their curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalContemporary Clinical Trials
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Medical Students
Counseling
Randomized Controlled Trials
Learning
Weights and Measures
Medical Schools
Curriculum
Education
Teaching
Self Efficacy
Case Management
Internal Medicine
Outpatients
Obesity
Medicine
Guidelines
Exercise
Physicians

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Design and rationale of the medical students learning weight management counseling skills (MSWeight) group randomized controlled trial. / Ockene, Judith K.; Ashe, Karen M.; Hayes, Rashelle B.; Churchill, Linda C.; Crawford, Sybil L.; Geller, Alan C.; Jolicoeur, Denise; Olendzki, Barbara C.; Basco, Maria Theresa; Pendharkar, Jyothi A.; Ferguson, Kristi J.; Guck, Thomas; Margo, Katherine L.; Okuliar, Catherine A.; Shaw, Monica A.; Soleymani, Taraneh; Stadler, Diane D.; Warrier, Sarita S.; Pbert, Lori.

In: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 01.01.2017.

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Ockene, JK, Ashe, KM, Hayes, RB, Churchill, LC, Crawford, SL, Geller, AC, Jolicoeur, D, Olendzki, BC, Basco, MT, Pendharkar, JA, Ferguson, KJ, Guck, T, Margo, KL, Okuliar, CA, Shaw, MA, Soleymani, T, Stadler, DD, Warrier, SS & Pbert, L 2017, 'Design and rationale of the medical students learning weight management counseling skills (MSWeight) group randomized controlled trial', Contemporary Clinical Trials. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2017.11.006
Ockene, Judith K. ; Ashe, Karen M. ; Hayes, Rashelle B. ; Churchill, Linda C. ; Crawford, Sybil L. ; Geller, Alan C. ; Jolicoeur, Denise ; Olendzki, Barbara C. ; Basco, Maria Theresa ; Pendharkar, Jyothi A. ; Ferguson, Kristi J. ; Guck, Thomas ; Margo, Katherine L. ; Okuliar, Catherine A. ; Shaw, Monica A. ; Soleymani, Taraneh ; Stadler, Diane D. ; Warrier, Sarita S. ; Pbert, Lori. / Design and rationale of the medical students learning weight management counseling skills (MSWeight) group randomized controlled trial. In: Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2017.
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