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Q Does individual dietary education reduce weight gain in people commencing olanzapine treatment?
Randomised controlled trial.
Follow up period:
Peninsula Health Psychiatric Services, Frankston Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
Fifty one people who started olanzapine treatment within the previous 12 weeks. Participants had schizophrenia (n = 16), schizoaffective disorder (n = 12), schizophreniform psychosis (n = 10), bipolar disorder (n = 8), or depression (n = 5). Exclusion criteria: metabolic disorders; body mass index >35; diabetes; current or previous eating disorder or alcohol/substance abuse.
The intervention consisted of six fortnightly one hour individual sessions with a dietician, discussing healthy eating and activity, with an emphasis on goal setting. Both intervention and control groups received a nutritional …
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