ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Comparison of Strategies for Sustaining Weight Loss The Weight Loss Maintenance Randomized Controlled Trial Laura P. Svetkey, MD Context Behavioral weight loss interventions achieve short-term success, but re- Victor J. Stevens, PhD gain is common. Phillip J. Brantley, PhD Objective To compare 2 weight loss maintenance interventions with a self-directed control group. Lawrence J. Appel, MD Design, Setting, and Participants Two-phase trial in which 1032 overweight or Jack F. Hollis, PhD obese adults (38% African American, 63% women) with hypertension, dyslipidemia, Catherine M. Loria, PhD or both who had lost at least 4 kg during a 6-month weight loss program (phase 1) were randomized to a weight-loss maintenance intervention (phase 2). Enrollment at William M. Vollmer, PhD 4 academic centers occurred August 2003-July 2004 and randomization, February- Christina M. Gullion, PhD December 2004. Data collection was completed in June 2007. Kristine Funk Interventions After the phase 1 weight-loss program, participants were random- ized to one of the following groups for 30 months: monthly personal contact, Patti Smith unlimited access to an interactive technology–based intervention, or self-directed Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD control. Valerie Myers, PhD Main Outcome Changes in weight from randomization. Lillian F. Lien, MD Results Mean entry
JAMA – American Medical Association
Published: Mar 12, 2008
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