Impact of cognitive-behavioral interventions on weight loss and psychological outcomes: A meta-analysis

This study, which involved Can-Change members Dr. Kim Lavoie, Dr. Catherine Laurin and Dr. Simon Bacon, sought to examine the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy weight loss (CBTWL) interventions on weight loss and psychological outcomes in adults with overweight or obesity. Whereas current evidence suggests that CBTWL is an efficacious therapy for increasing cognitive restraint and reducing emotional eating, CBTWL does not seem to be superior to other interventions for decreasing depressive symptoms.

The evaluation of a brief motivational intervention to promote intention to participate in cardiac rehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial

This study, led by Can-Change member Codie Rouleau, investigated the impact of motivational interviewing on intention to participate in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and found that a single collaborative conversation about CR can increase both intention to attend CR and actual program adherence.