Predictors of attrition and weight loss in an adolescent weight control program.

@article{Jelalian2008PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of attrition and weight loss in an adolescent weight control program.},
  author={Elissa Jelalian and Chantelle Nobile Hart and Robyn S Mehlenbeck and Elizabeth E. Lloyd-Richardson and Jamie D Kaplan and Katherine T Flynn-O'Brien and Rena R Wing},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={1318-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate demographic and psychosocial predictors of attrition and weight loss in a behaviorally based adolescent weight control trial. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Adolescents (N = 76) aged 13-16 years and 20-80% overweight (M = 60.56%, s.d. = 15.17%) received standard group-based behavioral treatment as part of a randomized trial comparing different activity interventions for overweight adolescents. Anthropometric and psychosocial measures were obtained at baseline and after the 16… CONTINUE READING

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