Preventing Obesity in the Military Community (POMC): The development of a clinical trials research network

A. Elena, Tracy Sbrocco, Kelly R. Theim, Douglas Maurer, Dawn Johnson, Edny Bryant, Jennifer L. Bakalar, Natasha A. Schvey, Rachel Ress, Dean Seehusen, David A. Klein, Eric Stice, Jack A. Yanovski, Linda Chan, Joanne W. Hill, Carol Ellsworth, Mark Stephens, Marian Tanofsky-Kraff

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Abstract

Obesity 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1174-1195
Number of pages22
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 23 2015

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Social Planning
Obesity
Clinical Trials
Research
Military Facilities
Patient-Centered Care
Pediatric Obesity
Weight Gain
Randomized Controlled Trials
Mothers
Parturition
Pregnancy
Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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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 ; Hill, Joanne W. ; Ellsworth, Carol ; Stephens, Mark ; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian. / Preventing Obesity in the Military Community (POMC) : The development of a clinical trials research network. In: International journal of environmental research and public health. 2015 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 1174-1195.
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Preventing Obesity in the Military Community (POMC) : The development of a clinical trials research network. / 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; Hill, Joanne W.; Ellsworth, Carol; Stephens, Mark; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian.

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