Chronic care management of globesity: Promoting healthier lifestyles in traditional and mHealth based settings

Gianluca Castelnuovo, Giada Pietrabissa, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Stefania Corti, Martina Ceccarini, Maria Borrello, Emanuele M. Giusti, Margherita Novelli, Roberto Cattivelli, Nicole A. Middleton, Susan G. Simpso, Enrico Molinari

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Obesity and being overweight could be real chronic conditions above all if there are other complications such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, cancer, and various psychosocial and psychopathological disorders. Due to the multifactorial etiology of obesity, evidencebased interventions to improve weight loss, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce related comorbidities combine different treatment approaches: dietetic, nutritional, physical, behavioral, psychological, and, in some situations, pharmacological and surgical. There are significant limitations in this multidisciplinary chronic care management of obesity, most notably those regarding costs and long-term adherence and efficacy. Programs including eHealth platforms and new technologies could overcome limitations connected to the traditional in-patient chronic care management of obesity, thus providing promising opportunities in enhancing weight reduction and reducing complications in terms of long-term efficacy and effectiveness across clinical, organizational, and economic perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1557
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2015


  • Clinical psychology
  • Mhealth
  • Obesity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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