Author Contributions: Dr Wilfley 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: Wilfley, Stein, Saelens, Matt, Welch, Epstein.
Acquisition of data: Wilfley, Stein, Saelens, Mockus, Hayden-Wade, Welch.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Wilfley, Stein, Saelens, Mockus, Matt, Welch, Schechtman, Thompson, Epstein.
Drafting of the manuscript: Wilfley, Stein, Saelens, Mockus, Matt, Schechtman, Thompson, Epstein.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Wilfley, Stein, Saelens, Mockus, Matt, Hayden-Wade, Welch, Schechtman.
Statistical analysis: Wilfley, Stein, Mockus, Matt, Schechtman, Thompson, Epstein.
Obtained funding: Wilfley, Stein, Matt, Hayden-Wade, Welch.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Wilfley, Stein, Hayden-Wade, Welch.
Study supervision: Wilfley, Stein, Hayden-Wade, Welch.
Financial Disclosures: Dr Epstein serves on the Kraft Foods Advisory Board. No other authors reported financial disclosures.
Funding/Support: This study was funded by grant 5R01HD36904-5 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and supported by grant 1K24MH070446-01 from the National Institute of Mental Health (Dr Wilfley) and grant 1K23DK060476-01 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (Dr Saelens).
Role of the Sponsors: The NICHD, National Institute of Mental Health, and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases were not involved in the design and conduct of the study, in the collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data, or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript. However, the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review study section reviewers' comments were used to help refine the study design.
Previous Presentations: Portions of these data were presented at the Eating Disorders Research Society Annual Meeting; October 1, 2005; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Additional Contributions: Juliana Pernik, BA, and Linda Ball, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, provided assistance with manuscript preparation; Paul Cavazos, BA, and Roxanne Rockwell, MA, San Diego State University, provided assistance with study coordination; and Jie (Jane) Zheng, MA, Washington University School of Medicine, provided assistance with statistical analyses. Fred Frankel, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Phillip Kendall, PhD, Temple University, and G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, University of Washington, provided invaluable contributions toward the maintenance treatment development and implementation, and James Sallis, PhD, San Diego State University, consulted on the study design and assessment procedures. All of the above-mentioned individuals were monetarily compensated for their contributions. Meghan Sinton, PhD, Tiffany Tibbs, PhD, and Dorothy Van Buren, PhD, all from Washington University School of Medicine, provided reviews of the manuscript. We thank all of the participating families, therapists, assessors, and referring pediatrician offices.