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An evaluation of a television-delivered behavioral weight loss program: are the ratings acceptable?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8907097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This experiment evaluated the efficacy of television delivery of a behavioral weight reduction program. Seventy-one overweight adults were randomly assigned to a live-contact weight loss group that was videotaped for viewing by other groups, a live-contact group that was not videotaped, a television-delivered group that observed the videotaped weight loss sessions, or a waiting-list control group. Participants in all 3 treatment groups lost significantly more weight during the 8-week treatment program than those in the waiting-list control group. There was no significant weight loss differences among the 3 treatment groups during the program. These weight changes were maintained at 3-month follow-up. At 15-month follow-up, the television-delivered group and the live-contact group maintained their weight losses, whereas the videotaped group did not. Cost-effectiveness analyses indicated that the television-delivered group received the most cost-effective treatment.
A W Meyers; T J Graves; J P Whelan; D R Barclay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of consulting and clinical psychology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0022-006X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Consult Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-04     Completed Date:  1997-03-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0136553     Medline TA:  J Consult Clin Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Health Education*
Middle Aged
Obesity / therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Videotape Recording
Weight Loss*

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