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Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict obesity Treatment (ADOPT) Core Measures (November, 2017) (NIH)

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The Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict obesity Treatment (ADOPT) Core Measures Project aims to advance adult obesity treatment in the face of well-documented individual variability in response to a wide range of treatment modalities (MacLean P et al, submitted).  There is a growing understanding that this variability is due to a combination of behavioral, biological, environmental, and psychosocial factors but at present we lack datasets to comprehensively identify these factors and examine how they interact to influence treatment response.  

ADOPT provides a framework for how obesity researchers can generate the evidence base needed to guide the development of tailored and potentially more effective strategies for the treatment of obesity. The identification of a core set of measures to be used in a consistent manner across adult weight loss trials represents a first step in an ongoing process which will be refined and updated dynamically as the science advances. The accumulation of data on key factors across the four ADOPT domains -- behavioral, biological, environmental, and psychosocial -- should generate a more precise description of the interplay among these factors and their coordinated impact on treatment responses, which, in turn, can inform the design and delivery of effective, tailored obesity treatments.

This workspace contains a list of core measures to assess high priority constructs from the four ADOPT domains: behavioral, biological, environmental, and psychosocial.  The core measures list also can be found in the document titled “ADOPT Core Measures November 2017” in the Useful Links and Documentation section below.  This initial list is comprised of the most promising constructs and measures based on the currently available evidence. The workspace is intended to provide the broader scientific community with supporting information about these measures and to facilitate consistency in data collection and interdisciplinary collaboration.  Within this workspace, GEM users can update or add supporting information for these constructs and measures, comment on them, and rate them.  Note, that new constructs or measures cannot be added through this workspace.

The Working Group recognized that there are many potentially important measures being developed and refined, as well as newer and more promising constructs that will need to be considered in future revisions of this list as the science advances. To facilitate this work, there are four “in progress” ADOPT workspaces in GEM in which you can enter additional constructs and measures into GEM for consideration in future revisions of ADOPT: 

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