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The Hjelp24 NIMI Ringerike obesity clinic: an inpatient programme to address morbid obesity in adults


An inpatient programme for the treatment of morbidly obese patients is described. The programme targets physical training, nutrition and coping strategies for behaviour change management. The patients spend 14 weeks at the clinic followed by two 1-week visits 16 and 32 weeks postdischarge. Preliminary data from the 166 patients treated during 2006 are given.

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