Table 2

Comparison of maintenance programs at 12 months (change in values from start of weight loss to end of maintenance programs)
Variable Face-to-Face + Phone (n = 35) Face-to-Face Only (n = 16) P-Value
Physiologic Outcomes
Systolic Blood Pressure -6.2 (15.3) -11.3 (18.7) 0.31
Diastolic Blood Pressure -5.5 (9.6) -8.4 (11.4) 0.35
Total Cholesterol -4.1 (36.7) -8.9 (49.2) 0.70
HDL Cholesterol 4.7 (8.0) 3.7 (11.4) 0.72
Lifestyle and Psychosocial Outcomesa
Physical Activity Assessment score (self-reported) 1.8 (7.2) 2.3 (7.7) 0.85
Dietary Risk Assessment (DRA) total score -6.2 (9.2) -6.0 (9.1) 0.94
Quality of Life-Physical well-being 2.4 (12.7) -0.3 (9.9) 0.45
Quality of Life-Mental Well-Being 1.3 (10.0) 2.6 (8.1) 0.67

a Change in values for participants in the Weight-Wise Program, in Wilmington, NC during the period of September 2005 to February 2007. Values are mean (SD). Negative changes in DRA scores represent improvements through lowering of dietary risk. Positive changes in physical activity, depressive symptoms, and quality of life scores represent improvements.

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