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A randomized open-label study

In this discussion you will analyze one of the articles from the list below by answering the following:

Briefly summarize the purpose of the study
Identify the independent variable(s)
Identify the depend variable(s)
Analyze the type of design used.
Choose one of the following studies:

Befort, C. A., Nolien, N., Ellerbeck, E. F., Sullivan, D. K., Thomas, J. I., Ahluwalia, J. S. (2008). Motivational interviewing fails to improve outcomes of a behavioral weight loss program for obese African American women: a pilot randomized trial. Journal Behavioral Medicine, 31, pp. 367-377
Digenio, A. Mancuso, J. P., Gerber, R. A., Dvorak, R. V., (2009). Comparison of methods for delivering a lifestyle modification program for obese patients. Annals of Internal Medicine, 150, 255-262
Jin, K., Chen, L., Pan, J. Li, J., Wang, Y. and Wang, F. ( 2009). Acupressure therapy inhibits the development of diabetic complications in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15 (9). 1027-1032

Solution Summary

The article, "Comparison of methods for delivering a lifestyle modification program for obese patients," is summarized in terms of model notes.

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