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Stepped-Care Intervention Effective For Weight Loss And Costs Less To Implement Than Standard Treatment

INTRO: Most weight loss programs are rather intensive during the initial weeks of treatment. They can also be costly and require a huge time commitment. An alternative treatment is the stepped-care approach. This involves a lower-intensity intervention that only increases if a person’s weight loss goals are not met. A new study examines if the stepped-care approach is as effective as conventional weight loss treatments. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.

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Kennetha talking with Dr. Jakicic, overweight men and women

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KENNETHA PEGLOW IS JUST LIKE MANY OTHER AMERICANS THESE DAYS…CARRYING AROUND TOO MANY EXCESS POUNDS.

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SOT/FULL Super @:06 Kennetha Peglow – Weight Loss Patient Runs :03
“You get to a certain age and it just won’t come off.”

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Kennetha walking in workout room

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LOOKING FOR A LIFESTYLE CHANGE, SHE JOINED ONE OF SEVERAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH.

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SOT/FULL Super @:14 Kennetha Peglow – Weight Loss Patient Runs :06
“I don’t look at it as I’m on a diet I look at it as this is the way I’m going to continue the rest of my life.”

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SOT/FULL Super @:19 John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., – University of Pittsburgh Runs :11
“We know that we can achieve weight loss short-term almost with any type of program the real challenge is, how do you push that envelope further and further to help people keep the weight off once they lost it.”

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Dr. Jakicic walking down hall, overweight people, woman walking on treadmill, support group meeting, Dr. Jakicic sitting at desk,

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DR. JOHN JAKICIC (JAY-kah-SICK) FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND CO-AUTHORS CONDUCTED A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL WITH 363 OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE ADULTS.  STUDY PARTICIPANTS RECEIVED SIMILAR EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PLANS FOR 18 MONTHS.   STANDARD INTERVENTION PARTICIPANTS HAD GROUP COUNSELING SESSIONS WEEKLY, FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS. FOR THE STEPPED-CARE GROUP, COUNSELING FREQUENCY AND OTHER WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES COULD BE MODIFIED, DEPENDING ON WEIGHT LOSS GOALS.

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SOT/FULL Super @:53 Voice of: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., – University of Pittsburgh Runs :10
“We got about the same magnitude of weight loss in our STEP group at six months but weight loss at 18 months was 7 percent versus the 8 percent in our standard group.”

JAMA COVER
GXF FULL
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THE STUDY APPEARS IN THIS WEEK’S JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

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SOT/FULL Super @ 1:07 John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., – University of Pittsburgh Runs :06
“Overall the societal costs to deliver the program was far less in our STEPPED group compared to our standard group.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Various shots of people attending support group

AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs:05
“…you did smaller portions then you tried to fill up more on the things you knew were lower calorie like the vegetables…”

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @ 1:23 John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., – University of Pittsburgh Runs :12
“If we could divert our resources to those who need more help and divert it away from people that are doing ok without all of that help it probably makes it more manageable, more affordable and more accessible to people who are interested in participating.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: step-up program books, people in support group)
AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs:02
“…I lost two pounds today, woo hoo…”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Support group participants

AUDIO
VO
FOR KENNETHA AND THOSE IN HER SUPPORT GROUP, IT’S JUST ONE DAY AT A TIME.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @1:42 Kennetha Peglow – Weight Loss Patient Runs :12

“It’s fun to hear everybody’s success and by the way I’ve lost 24 pounds since this started and so that’s a big success for me. It’s working that’s all I can tell you, it is working, it does work.”

(Video covering 1st half of bite: support group participants)
VIDEO
B-ROLL
Support group participants

AUDIO
VO
CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG: RESEARCHERS ALSO SAY THE STEPPED-CARE PROGRAM WAS LESS TIME CONSUMING AND LESS COSTLY TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED.

INTRO: Most weight loss programs are rather intensive during the initial weeks of treatment. They can also be costly and require a huge time commitment. An alternative treatment is the stepped-care approach. This involves a lower-intensity intervention that only increases if a person’s weight loss goals are not met. A new study examines if the stepped-care approach is as effective as conventional weight loss treatments. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Kennetha talking with Dr. Jakicic, overweight men and women

AUDIO
VO
KENNETHA PEGLOW IS JUST LIKE MANY OTHER AMERICANS THESE DAYS…CARRYING AROUND TOO MANY EXCESS POUNDS.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @:06 Kennetha Peglow – Weight Loss Patient Runs :03
“You get to a certain age and it just won’t come off.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Kennetha walking in workout room

AUDIO
VO
LOOKING FOR A LIFESTYLE CHANGE, SHE JOINED ONE OF SEVERAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @:14 Kennetha Peglow – Weight Loss Patient Runs :06
“I don’t look at it as I’m on a diet I look at it as this is the way I’m going to continue the rest of my life.”

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @:19 John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., – University of Pittsburgh Runs :11
“We know that we can achieve weight loss short-term almost with any type of program the real challenge is, how do you push that envelope further and further to help people keep the weight off once they lost it.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Dr. Jakicic walking down hall, overweight people, woman walking on treadmill, support group meeting, Dr. Jakicic sitting at desk,

AUDIO
VO
DR. JOHN JAKICIC (JAY-kah-SICK) FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND CO-AUTHORS CONDUCTED A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL WITH 363 OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE ADULTS.  STUDY PARTICIPANTS RECEIVED SIMILAR EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PLANS FOR 18 MONTHS.   STANDARD INTERVENTION PARTICIPANTS HAD GROUP COUNSELING SESSIONS WEEKLY, FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS. FOR THE STEPPED-CARE GROUP, COUNSELING FREQUENCY AND OTHER WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES COULD BE MODIFIED, DEPENDING ON WEIGHT LOSS GOALS.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @:53 Voice of: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., – University of Pittsburgh Runs :10
“We got about the same magnitude of weight loss in our STEP group at six months but weight loss at 18 months was 7 percent versus the 8 percent in our standard group.”

JAMA COVER
GXF FULL
AUDIO
VO
THE STUDY APPEARS IN THIS WEEK’S JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @ 1:07 John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., – University of Pittsburgh Runs :06
“Overall the societal costs to deliver the program was far less in our STEPPED group compared to our standard group.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Various shots of people attending support group

AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs:05
“…you did smaller portions then you tried to fill up more on the things you knew were lower calorie like the vegetables…”

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @ 1:23 John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., – University of Pittsburgh Runs :12
“If we could divert our resources to those who need more help and divert it away from people that are doing ok without all of that help it probably makes it more manageable, more affordable and more accessible to people who are interested in participating.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: step-up program books, people in support group)
AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs:02
“…I lost two pounds today, woo hoo…”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Support group participants

AUDIO
VO
FOR KENNETHA AND THOSE IN HER SUPPORT GROUP, IT’S JUST ONE DAY AT A TIME.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super @1:42 Kennetha Peglow – Weight Loss Patient Runs :12

“It’s fun to hear everybody’s success and by the way I’ve lost 24 pounds since this started and so that’s a big success for me. It’s working that’s all I can tell you, it is working, it does work.”

(Video covering 1st half of bite: support group participants)
VIDEO
B-ROLL
Support group participants

AUDIO
VO
CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG: RESEARCHERS ALSO SAY THE STEPPED-CARE PROGRAM WAS LESS TIME CONSUMING AND LESS COSTLY TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED.

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