Planned CORR – Clinical intervention for Obese Adults with multiple cardiovascular risk factors

This study evaluated via a randomized controlled trial a stepped care approach for the treatment of obesity in adults with cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF).  The intervention is designed to promote weight loss, subsequent weight loss maintenance, and treatment of concurrent CVRFs through the adoption and maintenance of improved eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviors, as well as through evidence-based medical management of the CVRFs.

CORR incorporates a stepped care intervention including:

  • Computer-assisted assessment.
  • Physician or nurse practitioner counseling.
  • An intensive "first step" of 4 months of lifestyle modification delivered via monthly in-person sessions, phone calls, and weekly web or mail (based on preference) tutorials.
  • Availability of group sessions, a smoker's quit line, and a 6-week self management course, and the use of mobile devices.
  • CVRFs are managed concurrently according to evidence-based protocols.
  • Successive 4-month steps involve more, the same, or less intensive intervention depending on clinical response.

Principal Investigator: Kevin Patrick, MD, MS
Co-Investigators: Karen Calfas, PhD, James Sallis, PhD, Greg Norman, PhD, Linda Hill, MD, MPH, Cheryl Rock, PhD, RD, Michael Criqui, MD, MPH, Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD, Elva Arredondo, PhD 
Consultants: Beverly Green, MD, MPH, Kate Lorig, RN, DrPH