Accepted for Publication: March 30, 2014.
Published Online: May 26, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1984.
Study concept and design: Keyserling, Sheridan, Draeger, Finkelstein, Gizlice, Sloane, Evenson, Gross, Steinbacher, Ammerman.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Keyserling, Sheridan, Draeger, Finkelstein, Kruger, Johnston, Sloane, Samuel-Hodge, Gross, Donahue, Pignone, Vu, Weiner, Bangdiwala.
Drafting of the manuscript: Keyserling, Sheridan, Finkelstein, Gizlice, Kruger, Sloane, Ammerman.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Keyserling, Sheridan, Draeger, Finkelstein, Gizlice, Johnston, Sloane, Vu, Samuel-Hodge, Evenson, Gross, Donahue, Pignone, Steinbacher, Weiner, Bangdiwala, Ammerman.
Statistical analysis: Finkelstein, Gizlice, Kruger, Vu, Bangdiwala.
Obtained funding: Keyserling, Sheridan, Gizlice, Samuel-Hodge, Gross, Ammerman.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Keyserling, Draeger, Johnston, Gross, Donahue, Steinbacher, Ammerman.
Study supervision: Keyserling, Sheridan, Draeger, Samuel-Hodge, Steinbacher.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research was supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Cooperative Agreement No. 1U48DP002658, and also supported in part by CDC cooperative agreement U48/DP001944 to the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (a CDC Prevention Research Center) and by National Institutes of Health grant P30DK056350 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Obesity Research Center.
Role of the Sponsors: The funding agencies had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: We thank the staff of the participating practices in the North Carolina Family Medicine Research Network (Cabarrus Family Medical, Kannapolis; Caswell Family Medical Center, Yanceyville; Dayspring Family Medicine, Eden; Durham Family Practice, Durham; and Moncure Community Health Center, Moncure). We also thank the health counselors who delivered interventions at these sites (Kim Grimm, BA, Beth Jenks, MS, Taimur Khan, MIA, Lauren Martin, MSW, and Sara Lindsley, MEd); these health counselors were compensated for their service only in the normal course of their employment. We thank Russell Tracy, PhD, and Elaine Cornell, BA, at the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research at the University of Vermont, for performing serum thromboxane assays and who were compensated for their efforts only in the normal course of their employment. And finally, we thank the study participants, whose willing participation made this study possible.
Correction: This article was corrected on May 28, 2014, to fix a missing word in the title.