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Table 1 Overview of the components of the 5A intervention

From: Using a brief web-based 5A intervention to improve weight management in primary care: results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial

5A’s Content
ASK • Discuss weight and motivation with the patient
ASSESS • Assess health status and obesity class, comorbidities and causes of weight gain
ADVISE • Advise on obesity risks, benefits of weight loss and treatment options
AGREE • Agree on health outcomes, weight loss expectations and treatment plan
ASSIST • Assist the patient in the continuous process of weight management and arrange follow-up visits