Author Contributions: Dr Jakicic had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Jakicic, Tate, Lang, Davis, Rickman, Finkelstein.
Acquisition of data: Jakicic, Tate, Davis, Polzien, Erickson.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Jakicic, Tate, Lang, Neiberg, Finkelstein.
Drafting of the manuscript: Jakicic, Lang, Neiberg.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Tate, Lang, Davis, Polzien, Rickman, Erickson, Neiberg, Finkelstein.
Statistical analysis: Lang, Neiberg.
Obtained funding: Jakicic, Tate, Lang, Finkelstein.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Jakicic, Davis, Rickman, Neiberg.
Study supervision: Jakicic, Tate, Davis.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Jakicic reported serving on the scientific advisory board for Alere Wellbeing; receiving honoraria for a scientific presentation from Jenny Craig and from the Nestle Nutrition Institute; and serving as the principal investigator on research grants from the Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness and BodyMedia Inc awarded to the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Finkelstein reported serving as a consultant to Allergan Inc to conduct data analyses not related to the data presented in this article.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant HL084400 from the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Role of the Sponsor:The sponsor had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript. The program office of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute was invited to participate in meetings of the data and safety monitoring board.
Online-Only Material: The Author Video Interview is available here.
Additional Contributions: We recognize the contribution of the following staff and graduate students at the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh who received compensation for their assistance with recruitment, assessments, intervention delivery, and data management: Michael McDermott, MS; Linda Semler, MS, RD, LDN; Susan Harrier, BS; David Garcia, MS; Jessica Unick, PhD; Christine Pelligrini, PhD; Anne Mishler, MS; Steve Verba, PhD; Blake Justice, PhD; Lisa Wisniewski, MS; Jackson Coppock, MS; and Shawna Marie Woodward, MS, RD. We recognize the contribution of the following staff and graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who received compensation for their assistance with recruitment, assessments, intervention delivery, and data management: Megan McMullin, BA; Molly Diamond, MPH; Dori Steinberg, MPH, RD; Keneisha S. Quick, MA; Noel Kulik, PhD, MA; Melissa Crane, MA; and Stephen Zablonski. We recognize the contribution of Patty Davis, BS, from Wake Forest University for her assistance with data management; she received compensation for her role in this study. We also recognize Eliza Kruger from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School; she received compensation for her role in this study.