Reducing Eating Disorder Risk Factors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00050570
First received: December 16, 2002
Last updated: November 17, 2005
Last verified: November 2005
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a web-based program is effective in reducing the incidence of eating disorders in college women who are at high risk for developing an eating disorder.


Condition Intervention
Eating Disorders
Behavioral: Web-based intervention to reduce eating disorder risk factors

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Interventions to Reduce Eating Disorder Risk Factors

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):

Estimated Enrollment: 660
Study Start Date: February 2001
Detailed Description:

Female college students who use unhealthy weight control methods and have body image concerns may be at risk for developing an eating disorder. Developing and evaluating interventions to reduce eating disorders in high-risk populations is of great public health importance.

Participants are randomly assigned to either join a web-based risk-reduction program or receive no intervention. The 9-week risk-reduction program focuses on reducing body image and weight/shape concerns, identifying the risks of eating disorders, and increasing healthy weight regulation practices. The program includes weekly readings, writing assignments, and participation in a moderated electronic discussion group. Changes in body mass index (BMI) and the occurrence of major stressors and psychiatric events are assessed to determine their impact on the incidence of eating disorders. One-year incidence of eating disorders is determined by a diagnostic interview, and follow up may continue for up to 2.5 years.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • College students at risk for developing an eating disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Suicidal or other severe psychopathology
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Body mass index (BMI) < 18 or > 32
  • Current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or bulimia nervosa and have been in treatment within the past 6 months
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00050570

Locations
United States, California
Stanford University, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00050570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01 MH60453, DSIR CT-P
Study First Received: December 16, 2002
Last Updated: November 17, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 14, 2014