C A Befort


Affiliation: University of Kansas Medical Center
Country: USA


  1. Befort C, Nollen N, Ellerbeck E, Sullivan D, Thomas J, Ahluwalia J. Motivational interviewing fails to improve outcomes of a behavioral weight loss program for obese African American women: a pilot randomized trial. J Behav Med. 2008;31:367-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Future research is warranted to determine the subpopulations with which MI is most effective. ..
  2. Befort C, Klemp J, Austin H, Perri M, Schmitz K, Sullivan D, et al. Outcomes of a weight loss intervention among rural breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012;132:631-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The group phone-based treatment delivery approach may help disseminate effective weight control intervention to hard-to-reach breast cancer survivors. ..
  3. Befort C, Nazir N, Perri M. Prevalence of obesity among adults from rural and urban areas of the United States: findings from NHANES (2005-2008). J Rural Health. 2012;28:392-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Obesity deserves greater attention in rural America. ..
  4. Befort C, VanWormer J, Desouza C, Ellerbeck E, Kimminau K, Greiner A, et al. Protocol for the Rural Engagement in Primary Care for Optimizing Weight Reduction (RE-POWER) Trial: Comparing three obesity treatment models in rural primary care. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016;47:304-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Additional measures include fasting glucose, lipids, quality of life indicators, and implementation process measures. Findings will illuminate effective obesity treatment intervention(s) in rural primary care. ..
  5. Fazzino T, Klemp J, Befort C. Late breast cancer treatment-related symptoms and functioning: associations with physical activity adoption and maintenance during a lifestyle intervention for rural survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018;168:755-761 pubmed publisher
    ..Interventionists should consider level of functioning when identifying individual PA goals during weight management interventions. ..
  6. Befort C, Donnelly J, Sullivan D, Ellerbeck E, Perri M. Group versus individual phone-based obesity treatment for rural women. Eat Behav. 2010;11:11-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Future research is warranted to examine the benefits of group phone-based treatment for long-term management of obesity among rural populations. ..
  7. Befort C. Bridging the gender gap in behavioral obesity intervention: a comment on Morgan et al. Ann Behav Med. 2013;45:133-4 pubmed publisher
  8. Befort C, Klemp J, Sullivan D, SHIREMAN T, Diaz F, Schmitz K, et al. Weight loss maintenance strategies among rural breast cancer survivors: The rural women connecting for better health trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016;24:2070-7 pubmed publisher
    ..A lifestyle intervention incorporating group phone-based support improved the magnitude of weight loss maintained and increased the proportion of survivors who maintained clinically significant reductions. ..