Accepted for Publication: June 26, 2012.
Published Online: December 10, 2012. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.987
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Ma, Lavori, Wilson, and Stafford. Acquisition of data: Ma, Yank, and Wilson. Analysis and interpretation of data: Ma, Yank, Xiao, Lavori, Wilson, Rosas, and Stafford. Drafting of the manuscript: Ma. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Ma, Yank, Xiao, Lavori, Wilson, Rosas, and Stafford. Statistical analysis: Ma, Xiao, and Lavori. Obtained funding: Ma and Wilson. Administrative, technical, and material support: Ma, Wilson, Rosas, and Stafford. Study supervision: Ma, Wilson, and Stafford. Event adjudication: Yank.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Stafford has provided consulting services to Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
Funding/Support: The E-LITE study was supported by grant R34DK080878 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a Scientist Development Grant award (0830362N) from the AHA, and internal funding from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. Dr Lavori acknowledges support by the Clinical and Translational Science Award 1UL1 RR025744 for the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research (Spectrum) from the National Center for Research Resources.
Role of the Sponsors: No sponsor or funding source had a role in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIDDK or the AHA.
Additional Contributions: We thank the following individuals for their contributions to the design and/or conduct of the study: Amy L. Muzaffar, MD (study physician); Andrea Blonstein, MBA, RD, and Rachel Press, BA (lifestyle coaches); Veronica Luna, BS (project coordinator); Alicia Geurts, BS, Elizabeth Jameiro, MD, and Debbie Miller, MBA (research assistants). We also thank the E-LITE Data and Safety Monitoring Board members (Kimberly Buss, MD, and Deborah Greenwood, MEd, CNS, BC-ADM, CDE) and extend special thanks to the E-LITE participants and their families who made this study possible. We acknowledge the Diabetes Prevention Support Center of the University of Pittsburgh for training and support in the Group Lifestyle Balance program; the current program is a derivative of this material.