Weight loss after seven months with/without a financial incentive
A dataset with 33 observations on the following 2 variables.
|| Treatment group:
||Weight loss (in pounds) after seven months|
Researchers investigated whether financial incentives would help people lose weight more successfully. Some participants in the study were randomly assigned to a treatment group that was offered financial incentives for achieving weight loss goals, while others were assigned to a control group that did not use financial incentives. All participants were monitored over a four month period and the net weight change (Before - After in pounds) at the end of this period was recorded for each individual. Then the individuals were left alone for three months with a followup weight check at the seven-month mark to see whether weight losses persisted after the original four months of treatment. This dataset has only the non-missing 7-month data. The 4-month data are in WeightLossIncentive4 and both measurements (including missing values) are in WeightLossIncentive.
“Financial incentive-based approaches for weight loss," Journal of the American Medical Association by Volpp, John, Troxel, et. al., Vol. 200, no. 22, pp 2631-2637, (Dec. 2008)