Effectiveness of Brief Counseling for Weight Management
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of three different methods for delivering weight management information. Two methods utilize an obesity drug and the third method utilizes brief behavioral counseling sessions only.
Behavioral: Brief cognitive behavioral counseling
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Brief Counseling for Weight Management|
- 1. Changes in body weight at 6, 12 and 24 months.
- 2. Changes in body mass index (BMI) at 6, 12 and 24 months.
- 1. Changes in blood pressure at 6, 12 and 24 months.
- 2. Changes in lipids at 6, 12 and 24 months.
- 3. Changes in serum glucose at 6, 12 and 24 months.
|Study Start Date:||January 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2004|
There is a growing demand for effective obesity treatments that don't require much time to implement especially in a primary health-care setting where time is especially limited. Brief interventions that might provide benefits similar to those produced by more time-intensive and costly lifestyle interventions would be very useful. There is also increasing interest in the efficacy of primary drug therapies for obesity. The purpose of this 12-month study, and 24-month follow-up, is to examine the efficacy of a brief behavioral counseling intervention alone or in combination with a drug already approved for the long-term management of obesity (orlisat)and compare both interventions to a drug alone condition.
|United States, Texas|
|Baylor College of Medicine|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||John P Foreyt, PhD||Baylor College of Medicine|