Computer Intervention for Prevention of Weight Regain

This study has been completed.
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: August 11, 2003
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

Many overweight patients are able to lose weight successfully, but then regain their weight. The purpose of this study is to develop and test the efficacy of 2 interventions to prevent weight regain in individuals who have recently lost weight. The two interventions being tested are a face-to-face group maintenance program and an Internet intervention. These interventions will be compared to a no-contact control group that receives quarterly newsletters. The primary outcome measure is weight regain from baseline to 18-months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Face-to-face maintenance program
Behavioral: Internet maintenance program
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 300

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

10% weight loss in past 2 years

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00067145

United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Additional Information:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00067145     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COMINTER (completed)
Study First Received: August 11, 2003
Last Updated: January 12, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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