Heerman WJ, Sommer EC, Qi A, Burgess LE, Mitchell SJ, Samuels LR, Martin NC, Barkin SL. Evaluating dose delivered of a behavioral intervention for childhood obesity prevention: a secondary analysis. BMC public health. 2020 Jun 8;20(20). 885 p. PMID: 32513226 [PubMed]
Current recommendations for intensive behavioral interventions for childhood obesity treatment do not account for variable participant attendance, optimal duration of the intervention, mode of delivery (phone vs. face-to-face), or address obesity prevention among young children. A secondary analysis of an active one-year behavioral intervention for childhood obesity prevention was conducted to test how "dose delivered" was associated with body mass index z-score (BMI-Z) across 3 years of follow-up.