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Table 3 Practical Scenarios and Impact on Baseline Prediction of the Logistic Modela

From: Predictors of weight loss outcomes in obesity care: results of the national ACTION study

Practical Scenarios Defined
Variable Description Active HCP; Unmotivated PwO Inactive HCP; Motivated PwO Encouraging HCP; Motivated PwO
Formal diagnosis of obesity Yes No No
HCP often recognizes PwO’s previous weight management efforts Yes No Yes
PwO motivated to lose weight No Yes Yes
PwO lack of motivation is a barrier Yes No No
PwO discussed weight with/would discuss weight with diabetes educator Yes No Yes
Practical Scenario Impact Active HCP; Unmotivated PwO Inactive HCP; Motivated PwO Encouraging HCP; Motivated PwO
Predicted Probability of Sustained Weight Loss Success 12.20% 9.36% 22.84%
% Change from Population Average Prediction 6% −19% 98%
  1. PwO People with Obesity, HCP Healthcare Provider
  2. aPopulation average prediction = 11.5%; weight history 1 year ago and 10 years ago were set to the population average of 248 pounds and 221 pounds, respectively