Logical Framework Approach for Obesity Management Programs: A Non-Clinical Review

Document Type: Review article


1 Gastrointestinal & Liver Disease Research Center, Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Faculty of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


In spite of large resources that have been allocated to manage the obesity, growing obesity trend is still a warning. Some investigators have mentioned global trade liberalization, economic growth and rapid urbanization as factors that may be responsible for this. It seems that lack of using managerial techniques in obesity control programs may be the reason for unsuccessful attempts to stop growing obesity trends. Thus, a systematic review was performed in the field of obesity control programs and management in various databases and a commonly used management approach was explained which seems to be overlooked in the field of obesity management. In the end, an example of an obesity management model was given based on this approach and obesity issue was investigated through a new perspective.


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