R W Jeffery

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Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationships between perceived stress and health behaviors in a sample of working adults
    Debbie M Ng
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Health Psychol 22:638-42. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Getting there and hanging on: the effect of regulatory focus on performance in smoking and weight loss interventions
    Paul T Fuglestad
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S260-70. 2008
  3. pmc Effects of calorie labeling and value size pricing on fast food meal choices: results from an experimental trial
    Lisa J Harnack
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:63. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Public health strategies for obesity treatment and prevention
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Am J Health Behav 25:252-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint A satisfaction enhancement intervention for long-term weight loss
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:863-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of large weight gains and losses
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:969-72. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Stage of change as a predictor of success in weight control in adult women
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 55454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 18:543-6. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Recruitment to mail and telephone interventions for obesity in a managed care environment: the Weigh-To-Be project
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minn 55454, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:378-82. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Mail and phone interventions for weight loss in a managed-care setting: Weigh-To-Be one-year outcomes
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1584-92. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and weight loss: does prescribing higher physical activity goals improve outcome?
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:684-9. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Relationships between perceived stress and health behaviors in a sample of working adults
    Debbie M Ng
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Health Psychol 22:638-42. 2003
    ..Stress was not associated with alcohol intake. Findings suggest that the association between stress and disease may be moderated in part by unhealthy behaviors...
  2. ncbi request reprint Getting there and hanging on: the effect of regulatory focus on performance in smoking and weight loss interventions
    Paul T Fuglestad
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S260-70. 2008
    ....
  3. pmc Effects of calorie labeling and value size pricing on fast food meal choices: results from an experimental trial
    Lisa J Harnack
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:63. 2008
    ..Likewise, little research has been conducted to evaluate the influence of value size pricing on restaurant meal choices...
  4. ncbi request reprint Public health strategies for obesity treatment and prevention
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Am J Health Behav 25:252-9. 2001
    ..To review research on public health interventions for obesity...
  5. ncbi request reprint A satisfaction enhancement intervention for long-term weight loss
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:863-9. 2006
    ..The primary hypothesis was that long-term weight loss would be improved by an intervention that enhances perceived satisfaction with achieved outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of large weight gains and losses
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:969-72. 2002
    ..To examine the prevalence and correlates of large weight gains and losses over a 3 y period in a heterogeneous population of participants in a study of weight gain prevention...
  7. ncbi request reprint Stage of change as a predictor of success in weight control in adult women
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 55454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 18:543-6. 1999
    ..1 kg, 1.0 kg, 2.1 kg, and 2.3 kg for Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, and Action stages, respectively. The findings call into question the generality of the stages-of-change classification system across behavioral domains...
  8. ncbi request reprint Recruitment to mail and telephone interventions for obesity in a managed care environment: the Weigh-To-Be project
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minn 55454, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:378-82. 2004
    ..To evaluate the success of mail- and telephone-based weight loss programs in recruiting a representative sample of overweight members of a managed care organization (MCO)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mail and phone interventions for weight loss in a managed-care setting: Weigh-To-Be one-year outcomes
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1584-92. 2003
    ..To describe methods, recruitment success, and 1-y results of a study evaluating the effectiveness of phone- and mail-based weight-loss interventions in a managed care setting...
  10. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and weight loss: does prescribing higher physical activity goals improve outcome?
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:684-9. 2003
    ..Recommending increased physical activity facilitates long-term weight loss, but the optimal level of physical activity to recommend is unknown...
  11. ncbi request reprint The changing environment and population obesity in the United States
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Obes Res 11:12S-22S. 2003
    ..Even more important, given the urgency of the problem, is experimental research on the question of what environmental changes would be necessary to reverse the obesity epidemic...
  12. ncbi request reprint The weight loss experience: a descriptive analysis
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55545 1015, USA
    Ann Behav Med 27:100-6. 2004
    ..Six months of loss followed by gradual regain to baseline is descriptive of most weight loss attempts...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reconciling conflicting findings regarding postcessation weight concerns and success in smoking cessation
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 19:242-6. 2000
    ..These analyses suggest that conflicting findings found in this literature are due primarily to how weight concerns are defined and whether covariates like nicotine addiction are used in data analyses...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mail and phone interventions for weight loss in a managed-care setting: weigh-to-be 2-year outcomes
    N E Sherwood
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1565-73. 2006
    ..Evaluate effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in a managed care setting...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predictors of weight gain in the Pound of Prevention study
    N E Sherwood
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:395-403. 2000
    ..This study examined cross-sectional and prospective relationships between macronutrient intake, behaviors intended to limit fat intake, physical activity and body weight...
  16. ncbi request reprint Correlates of changes in leisure time physical activity over 2 years: the Healthy Worker Project
    K Schmitz
    University of Minnesota, Division of Kinesiology, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Prev Med 26:570-9. 1997
    ..This study is the first to examine associations between concurrent changes in demongraphics, health behaviors, and physical activity in a free-living cohort of adults...
  17. ncbi request reprint Age of initiation, smoking patterns, and risk in a population of working adults
    H A Lando
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Prev Med 29:590-8. 1999
    ..Early age of initiation is a significant risk factor for long-term dependent smoking and may also relate to other unhealthy behaviors and increased likelihood of illness, independent of duration of smoking...
  18. ncbi request reprint The comparative and cumulative effects of a dietary restriction and exercise on weight loss
    C L Dunn
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:112-21. 2006
    ..To assess the independence of changes made in diet and physical activity for weight loss; and, to examine the comparative and cumulative effects of these behavioral changes on weight loss outcomes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of binge eating in a nonclinical sample of women enrolled in a weight gain prevention program
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 23:576-85. 1999
    ..The aims of the present study were to examine the prevalence and correlates of binge eating in a nonclinical sample of women and to examine whether associations differed by overweight status...
  20. ncbi request reprint The relationship between restraint and weight and weight-related behaviors among individuals in a community weight gain prevention trial
    M T McGuire
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis, Minnesta 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:574-80. 2001
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Smokers with multiple behavioral risk factors: how are they different?
    N E Sherwood
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Prev Med 31:299-307. 2000
    ..The second aim was to examine prospective associations between risk factor status and smoking outcomes (i.e., cessation and quit attempts)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Smoking status, dietary intake, and physical activity in a sample of working adults
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 15:448-54. 1996
    ..Dietary and physical activity variables appear to be weak predictors of postcessation weight change. Implications for studies of chronic disease etiology and mechanisms of postcessation weight gain are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Binge status as a predictor of weight loss treatment outcome
    N E Sherwood
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 23:485-93. 1999
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Weight loss goals and treatment outcomes among overweight men and women enrolled in a weight loss trial
    J A Linde
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1002-5. 2005
    ..Goals were not associated with participation or weight loss for men. Results are more supportive of the idea that higher goals motivate women to lose weight than of the hypothesis that high goals undermine effort...
  25. ncbi request reprint The behavioral determinants of exercise: implications for physical activity interventions
    N E Sherwood
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Annu Rev Nutr 20:21-44. 2000
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Fast food restaurant use among women in the Pound of Prevention study: dietary, behavioral and demographic correlates
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1353-9. 2000
    ..To examine demographic, behavioral and dietary correlates of frequency of fast food restaurant use in a community-based sample of 891 adult women...
  27. doi request reprint Relationship of attitudes toward fast food and frequency of fast-food intake in adults
    Jayna M Dave
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1164-70. 2009
    ..Interventions targeting the issue of convenience and quick or efficient preparation of nutritious alternatives to fast food could be more promising...
  28. ncbi request reprint Weight variability and mortality: the Iowa Women's Health Study
    A R Folsom
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 20:704-9. 1996
    ..To evaluate the association between weight variability and risk of mortality in women...
  29. pmc Changes in C-reactive protein during weight loss and the association with changes in anthropometric variables in men and women: LIFE Study
    H Yatsuya
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:684-91. 2011
    ..To investigate whether sex differences exist in the pattern of change in C-reactive protein (CRP) levels during weight loss, and whether the associations between weight change and CRP change differ by the types of anthropometric variables...
  30. ncbi request reprint Smoking-specific weight gain concerns and smoking cessation in a working population
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 16:487-9. 1997
    ..These findings, in a working, predominantly blue-collar population, and those of other studies, suggest that concern about gaining weight is, at best, a weak predictor of change in smoking behavior among most smokers...
  31. ncbi request reprint Are smaller weight losses or more achievable weight loss goals better in the long term for obese patients?
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:641-5. 1998
    ..Although correlational rather than experimental, these results do not support the hypothesis that obese patients should be encouraged to set lower weight-loss goals...
  32. ncbi request reprint Associations between exercise and health behaviors in a community sample of working adults
    K N Boutelle
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Prev Med 30:217-24. 2000
    ..The present study examined the associations between leisure-time exercise and a range of health behaviors and reports of illness and injury in a sample of community working adults...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of personal trainers and financial incentives to increase exercise in a behavioral weight-loss program
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:777-83. 1998
    ..Post hoc analyses suggest that the level of exercise needed for successful long-term weight loss is much higher than that usually recommended in behavioral treatment programs...
  34. ncbi request reprint Long-term weight losses associated with prescription of higher physical activity goals. Are higher levels of physical activity protective against weight regain?
    Deborah F Tate
    Department of Health Behavior Health Education and Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:954-9. 2007
    ..High levels of exercise may be necessary for long-term maintenance of weight loss...
  35. ncbi request reprint Environmental influences on eating and physical activity
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 22:309-35. 2001
    ..Public health interventions, opportunities, and potential strategies to combat the obesity epidemic by promoting an environment that supports healthy eating and physical activity are discussed...
  36. pmc Pricing and promotion effects on low-fat vending snack purchases: the CHIPS Study
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1300 S Second St Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:112-7. 2001
    ..This study examined the effects of pricing and promotion strategies on purchases of low-fat snacks from vending machines...
  37. pmc A comparison of maintenance-tailored therapy (MTT) and standard behavior therapy (SBT) for the treatment of obesity
    Robert W Jeffery
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Twin Cities Campus, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Prev Med 49:384-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate a maintenance-tailored therapy (MTT) compared to standard behavior therapy (SBT) for treatment of obesity...
  38. pmc The drop it at last study: six-month results of a phone-based weight loss trial
    Nancy E Sherwood
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:378-83. 2010
    ..To address the translational research question regarding the optimal intervention "dose" to produce the most cost-effective rate of weight loss, we conducted the Drop It At Last (DIAL) study...
  39. pmc Is the obesity epidemic exaggerated? No
    R W Jeffery
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, 1300 S Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    BMJ 336:245. 2008
  40. ncbi request reprint Binge eating disorder, weight control self-efficacy, and depression in overweight men and women
    J A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:418-25. 2004
    ..To examine binge eating, depression, weight self-efficacy, and weight control success among obese individuals seeking treatment in a managed care organization...
  41. ncbi request reprint Social, educational, and psychological correlates of weight status in adolescents
    N H Falkner
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Obes Res 9:32-42. 2001
    ..It was hypothesized that obese adolescents would differ on psychological, social, and educational variables compared with their non-overweight peers...
  42. pmc The SUCCESS project: the effect of program format and incentives on participation and cessation in worksite smoking cessation programs
    Deborah J Hennrikus
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, 55454 1054, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:274-9. 2002
    ..This study examined the effect of program format and incentives on participation and cessation in worksite smoking cessation programs...
  43. pmc Relation of body mass index to depression and weighing frequency in overweight women
    Jennifer A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Prev Med 45:75-9. 2007
    ..As limited data exist on the effects of self-weighing on body mass index (BMI) among overweight adults with or without depression, this study seeks to examine this issue using data from a population-based epidemiologic survey...
  44. doi request reprint Why eat at fast-food restaurants: reported reasons among frequent consumers
    Sarah A Rydell
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:2066-70. 2008
    ..As motivation for eating at fast-food restaurants appears to differ somewhat by age, sex, education, employment status, and household size, tailored interventions could be considered...
  45. ncbi request reprint Evidence implicating eating as a primary driver for the obesity epidemic
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Diabetes 56:2673-6. 2007
    ..Increases in energy intake mirror increases in body weight quantitatively and are equally widely distributed across diverse groups within the larger population...
  46. pmc Does clinical depression affect the accuracy of self-reported height and weight in obese women?
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:473-5. 2008
    ..The present analysis assessed whether differential bias in self-reports of height and weight as a function of depression influences the apparent strength of the association...
  47. pmc A randomized controlled trial of behavioral weight loss treatment versus combined weight loss/depression treatment among women with comorbid obesity and depression
    Jennifer A Linde
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Ann Behav Med 41:119-30. 2011
    ..Obesity is associated with clinical depression among women. However, depressed women are often excluded from weight loss trials...
  48. pmc Does the association between depression and smoking vary by body mass index (BMI) category?
    Rachel Widome
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Prev Med 49:380-3. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore how weight might influence the relationship between depression and smoking...
  49. pmc Energy density and weight change in a long-term weight-loss trial
    Andrew Flood
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:57. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  50. pmc Is frequent self-weighing associated with poorer body satisfaction? Findings from a phone-based weight loss trial
    Ericka M Welsh
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:425-8. 2009
    ..To examine the effect of self-weighing frequency on weight change and body satisfaction...
  51. ncbi request reprint Specifying the determinants of the initiation and maintenance of behavior change: an examination of self-efficacy, satisfaction, and smoking cessation
    Austin S Baldwin
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Psychol 25:626-34. 2006
    ..Across time, self-efficacy predicted future quit status for initiators, whereas satisfaction generally predicted future quit status for maintainers. Implications for models of behavior change and behavioral interventions are discussed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Self-weighing in weight gain prevention and weight loss trials
    Jennifer A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Ann Behav Med 30:210-6. 2005
    ..Although self-monitoring is a central tenet of behavioral approaches to changing health behavior, clinical and public health recommendations for better controlling body weight do not emphasize weight self-monitoring...
  53. ncbi request reprint The impact of self-efficacy on behavior change and weight change among overweight participants in a weight loss trial
    Jennifer A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 54454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 25:282-91. 2006
    ..Mediational models indicate that people's weight control behaviors mediate the impact of self-efficacy on weight change...
  54. ncbi request reprint Are unrealistic weight loss goals associated with outcomes for overweight women?
    Jennifer A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Obes Res 12:569-76. 2004
    ..To examine cross-sectional correlates of current, goal, and dream weight and their prospective associations with weight loss in treatment...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between body mass index and marriage-related factors
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Obes Res 10:809-15. 2002
    ..To assess the relationship between marriage and obesity...
  56. ncbi request reprint Strength training for obesity prevention in midlife women
    K H Schmitz
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:326-33. 2003
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint The Challenge study: theory-based interventions for smoking and weight loss
    C M King
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Health Educ Res 17:522-30. 2002
    ..Results of these studies will advance research on health behavior change by informing practical and theoretical understanding of the factors that control decisions to initiate a new pattern of behavior and to maintain it...
  58. pmc Using signs, artwork, and music to promote stair use in a public building
    K N Boutelle
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:2004-6. 2001
    ..This study assessed the impact on stair use of improving the attractiveness of a stairwell...
  59. ncbi request reprint A platform for population-based weight management: description of a health plan-based integrated systems approach
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minn 55440, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:847-57. 2002
    ..To describe an integrated, operational platform from which mail- and telephone-based health promotion programs are implemented and to specifically relate this approach to weight management programming in a managed care setting...
  60. ncbi request reprint The effects of outcome expectations and satisfaction on weight loss and maintenance: correlational and experimental analyses--a randomized trial
    Emily A Finch
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 24:608-16. 2005
    ..Independent of treatment message, positive outcome expectations and satisfaction were both associated with weight loss...
  61. pmc Reported food choices in older women in relation to body mass index and depressive symptoms
    Robert W Jeffery
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, 1300 S Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Appetite 52:238-40. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that the positive association between BMI and depression in women may be mediated by sweets consumption. This is consistent with the hypothesis that eating sweet foods reduces negative affect...
  62. ncbi request reprint Understanding weight stigmatization: a focus group study
    N H Cossrow
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454 1015, USA
    J Nutr Educ 33:208-14. 2001
    ..The purpose of this research was to investigate, in a nonclinical sample of adults, thoughts on and experiences with weight stigmatization...
  63. ncbi request reprint The impact of expectations and satisfaction on the initiation and maintenance of smoking cessation: an experimental test
    Andrew W Hertel
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S197-206. 2008
    ..These hypotheses were tested in the context of a smoking cessation intervention...
  64. pmc Pilot study of AIDS risk in the general population
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454-1015
    Public Health Rep 107:105-9. 1992
    ..Success of the methodology employed in this survey gives reason for optimism that population-based surveys of behavioral risks for HIV infection are feasible...
  65. ncbi request reprint Nutrition labeling and value size pricing at fast-food restaurants: a consumer perspective
    Maureen O'Dougherty
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:247-50. 2006
    ..This pilot study examined nutrition-related attitudes that may affect food choices at fast-food restaurants, including consumer attitudes toward nutrition labeling of fast foods and elimination of value size pricing...
  66. pmc Overgeneralization from limited data: A commentary on Cooper et al., 2010
    Robert W Jeffery
    University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55104 1015, USA
    Behav Res Ther 48:714-6. 2010
    ..We briefly outline areas we believe remain exciting new research directions in this field...
  67. pmc Binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome in adults with type 2 diabetes
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3021, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1287-93. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of binge eating disorder (BED) and night eating syndrome (NES) among applicants to the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study...
  68. ncbi request reprint Is dietary fat intake related to liking or household availability of high- and low-fat foods?
    Hollie A Raynor
    Department of Psychiatry, and Human Behavior, Brown University, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Obes Res 12:816-23. 2004
    ..This investigation examined relationships between liking and household availability of high- and low-fat foods and their association with dietary fat intake...
  69. ncbi request reprint Prescribed "breaks" as a means to disrupt weight control efforts
    Rena R Wing
    Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, Brown Medical School The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
    Obes Res 11:287-91. 2003
    ..We sought to determine whether relapses could be induced earlier by intentionally interrupting the momentum of weight loss during a treatment program and thus provide a model for weight maintenance research...
  70. pmc Weight loss strategies associated with BMI in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes at entry into the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial
    Hollie A Raynor
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1299-304. 2008
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Amount of food group variety consumed in the diet and long-term weight loss maintenance
    Hollie A Raynor
    The Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, 196 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Obes Res 13:883-90. 2005
    ..2 +/- 18.0 kg (70.9 +/- 39.5 lbs) and maintained a weight loss of at least 13.6 kg (30 lbs) for 6.1 +/- 7.7 years...
  72. doi request reprint Insurance coverage and incentives for weight loss among adults with metabolic syndrome
    David Arterburn
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:70-6. 2008
    ..To describe how insured adults with metabolic syndrome respond to various options for insurance coverage and financial incentives for weight management...
  73. ncbi request reprint The association of gastrointestinal symptoms with weight, diet, and exercise in weight-loss program participants
    Rona L Levy
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:992-6. 2005
    ..This study assessed rates of GI symptoms in a sample of obese patients in a weight-loss program and explored relationships among GI symptoms and obesity, binge eating, dieting (fat and fruit/fiber consumption), and physical activity...
  74. pmc Reduction in weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes: one-year results of the look AHEAD trial
    Xavier Pi-Sunyer
    St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1374-83. 2007
    ..This report describes 1-year changes in CVD risk factors in a trial designed to examine the long-term effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention on the incidence of major CVD events...
  75. pmc Association between obesity and depression in middle-aged women
    Gregory E Simon
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:32-9. 2008
    ..Evaluate the association between obesity and depression among middle-aged women...
  76. ncbi request reprint Behavioral intervention for the treatment of obesity: strategies and effectiveness data
    Rona L Levy
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2314-21. 2007
    ..Gastroenterologists are encouraged to use it as a first line of treatment for most obese patients, and as a key component of therapies that involve pharmacologic and surgical components...

Research Grants35

  1. THEORY-BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR SMOKING AND OBESITY
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Because unmet expectations are thought to pose a greater problem for weight control, this manipulation is expected to have a greater effect on weight loss than on smoking cessation. ..
  2. OBESITY TREATMENT IN A MANAGED CARE SETTING
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It also addresses important issues of cost and population outreach, and would provide a basis for determining whether such weight management systems are economically viable for primary health care providers. ..
  3. Maintenance Tailored Obesity Treatment
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Health Outcomes of Weight loss: Look AHEAD -Action for Health in Diabetes
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These procedures will enable us to analyze the effects of the intervention on serious cardiovascular- related factors and complications, and cost-effectiveness of the intervention. ..
  5. DIETARY INTERVENTION METHODS FOR CLINICAL TRIALS
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Outcome measures will be obesity reflected in changes in weight, body composition, body fat distribution, and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), with the latter assessed only on subjects at the Pittsburgh Center, ..
  6. DIETARY INTERVENTION METHODS FOR CLINICAL TRIALS
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 1991
  7. DIETARY INTERVENTION METHODS FOR CLINICAL TRIALS
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The proposed studies will provide important data on the effect of these interventions on eating behavior, activity, and body weight, and hopefully result in a more successful long-term weight loss intervention...
  8. Environmental Intervention for Weight Gain Prevention
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..It is also anticipated that the effects of the intervention on behavior and weight will be related to degree of exposure to intervention activities. ..