The EARLY trials

a consortium of studies targeting weight control in young adults

Leslie A. Lytle, Laura P. Svetkey, Kevin Patrick, Steven H. Belle, I. Diana Fernandez, John M. Jakicic, Karen Johnson, Christine M. Olson, Deborah F. Tate, Rena Wing, Catherine M. Loria

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Abstract

Young adulthood has been identified as a high-risk period for the development of obesity but few interventions have been tested in this population. One way to escalate our learning about effective interventions is to test a number of interventions simultaneously as a consortium of research trials. This paper describes the Early Adult Reduction of weight through LifestYle intervention (EARLY) trials. Seven research sites were funded to conduct intervention trials, agreeing to test similar primary outcomes and cooperating to use a set of common measurement tools. The EARLY consortium was able to work cooperatively using an executive committee, a steering committee, workgroups and subcommittees to help direct the common work and implement a set of common protocol and measurement tools for seven independent but coordinated weight-related intervention trials. Using a consortium of studies to help young adults reach or maintain a healthy weight will result in increased efficiency and speed in understanding the most effective intervention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-313
Number of pages10
JournalTranslational Behavioral Medicine
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Young Adult
Weights and Measures
Research
Life Style
Weight Loss
Obesity
Learning
Efficiency
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Lytle, L. A., Svetkey, L. P., Patrick, K., Belle, S. H., Fernandez, I. D., Jakicic, J. M., ... Loria, C. M. (2014). The EARLY trials: a consortium of studies targeting weight control in young adults. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 4(3), 304-313. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-014-0252-5

The EARLY trials : a consortium of studies targeting weight control in young adults. / Lytle, Leslie A.; Svetkey, Laura P.; Patrick, Kevin; Belle, Steven H.; Fernandez, I. Diana; Jakicic, John M.; Johnson, Karen; Olson, Christine M.; Tate, Deborah F.; Wing, Rena; Loria, Catherine M.

In: Translational Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 3, 01.01.2014, p. 304-313.

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Lytle, LA, Svetkey, LP, Patrick, K, Belle, SH, Fernandez, ID, Jakicic, JM, Johnson, K, Olson, CM, Tate, DF, Wing, R & Loria, CM 2014, 'The EARLY trials: a consortium of studies targeting weight control in young adults', Translational Behavioral Medicine, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 304-313. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-014-0252-5
Lytle LA, Svetkey LP, Patrick K, Belle SH, Fernandez ID, Jakicic JM et al. The EARLY trials: a consortium of studies targeting weight control in young adults. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2014 Jan 1;4(3):304-313. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-014-0252-5
Lytle, Leslie A. ; Svetkey, Laura P. ; Patrick, Kevin ; Belle, Steven H. ; Fernandez, I. Diana ; Jakicic, John M. ; Johnson, Karen ; Olson, Christine M. ; Tate, Deborah F. ; Wing, Rena ; Loria, Catherine M. / The EARLY trials : a consortium of studies targeting weight control in young adults. In: Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 304-313.
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