Preventing Obesity in the Military Community (POMC): The Development of a Clinical Trials Research Network
AbstractObesity impacts the U.S. military by affecting the health and readiness of active duty service members and their families. Preventing Obesity in Military Communities (POMC) is a comprehensive research program within Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) in three Military Training Facilities. This paper describes three pilot randomized controlled trials that target critical high risk periods for unhealthy weight gain from birth to young adulthood: (1) pregnancy and early infancy (POMC-Mother-Baby), (2) adolescence (POMC-Adolescent), and (3) the first tour of duty after boot camp (POMC-Early Career). Each study employs a two-group randomized treatment or prevention program with follow up. POMC offers a unique opportunity to bring together research and clinical expertise in obesity prevention to develop state-of-the-art programs within PCMHs in Military Training Facilities. This research builds on existing infrastructure that is expected to have immediate clinical benefits to DoD and far-reaching potential for ongoing collaborative work. POMC may offer an economical approach for widespread obesity prevention, from conception to young adulthood, in the U.S. military as well as in civilian communities. View Full-Text
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Spieker, E.A.; Sbrocco, T.; Theim, K.R.; Maurer, D.; Johnson, D.; Bryant, E.; Bakalar, J.L.; Schvey, N.A.; Ress, R.; Seehusen, D.; Klein, D.A.; Stice, E.; Yanovski, J.A.; Chan, L.; Gentry, S.; Ellsworth, C.; Hill, J.W.; Tanofsky-Kraff, M.; Stephens, M.B. Preventing Obesity in the Military Community (POMC): The Development of a Clinical Trials Research Network. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 1174-1195.
Spieker EA, Sbrocco T, Theim KR, Maurer D, Johnson D, Bryant E, Bakalar JL, Schvey NA, Ress R, Seehusen D, Klein DA, Stice E, Yanovski JA, Chan L, Gentry S, Ellsworth C, Hill JW, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Stephens MB. Preventing Obesity in the Military Community (POMC): The Development of a Clinical Trials Research Network. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(2):1174-1195.Chicago/Turabian Style
Spieker, Elena A.; Sbrocco, Tracy; Theim, Kelly R.; Maurer, Douglas; Johnson, Dawn; Bryant, Edny; Bakalar, Jennifer L.; Schvey, Natasha A.; Ress, Rachel; Seehusen, Dean; Klein, David A.; Stice, Eric; Yanovski, Jack A.; Chan, Linda; Gentry, Shari; Ellsworth, Carol; Hill, Joanne W.; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Stephens, Mark B. 2015. "Preventing Obesity in the Military Community (POMC): The Development of a Clinical Trials Research Network." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 2: 1174-1195.