Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) to Construct Weight Loss Interventions for African American Adolescents.

@article{NaarKing2016SequentialMA,
  title={Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) to Construct Weight Loss Interventions for African American Adolescents.},
  author={Sylvie Naar-King and Deborah A Ellis and April Idalski Carcone and Thomas N. Templin and Angela J Jacques-Tiura and Kathryn E Brogan Hartlieb and Phillippe Belton Cunningham and Kai-lin Catherine Jen},
  journal={Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53},
  year={2016},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={
          428-41
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to develop an adaptive behavioral treatment for African American adolescents with obesity. In a sequential multiple assignment randomized trial, 181 youth ages 12-16 years with primary obesity and their caregiver were first randomized to 3 months of home-based versus office-based delivery of motivational interviewing plus skills building. After 3 months, nonresponders to first phase treatment were rerandomized to continued home-based skills or contingency… CONTINUE READING
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