Behavioral Self-Regulation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00488228
First received: June 18, 2007
Last updated: April 12, 2012
Last verified: January 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this pilot study is to determine whether incorporating self-regulation training using daily weighing is efficacious within a behavioral weight loss program specifically targeting young adults.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: self-regulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Behavioral Self-Regulation for Weight Loss in Young Adults

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Further study details as provided by The Miriam Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight change [ Time Frame: 10 weeks and 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • eating disorder symptoms, physical activity, body image, mood symptoms, and self-efficacy about eating behavior [ Time Frame: 10 weeks and 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 41
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Participants in the behavioral self-regulation intervention will receive a modified standard treatment that incorporates daily weighing and training in self-regulation methods for weight loss. All treatment modules are adapted for a young adult age group.
Behavioral: self-regulation
The current study involves a behavioral weight loss intervention tailored specifically to young adults. All participants receive calorie and activity prescriptions as well as training in behavior modification. In addition, one group receives training in self-regulation techniques using daily weighing.
Experimental: 2
Participants in the Standard group will receive a brief version of standard behavioral weight loss treatment with treatment modules tailored to better meet the needs of young adults.
Behavioral: self-regulation
The current study involves a behavioral weight loss intervention tailored specifically to young adults. All participants receive calorie and activity prescriptions as well as training in behavior modification. In addition, one group receives training in self-regulation techniques using daily weighing.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • body mass index between 27 and 40
  • age between 21 and 35

Exclusion Criteria:

  • report a history of eating disorder or a current eating disorder
  • report a heart condition or other medical condition that would limit ability to participate in an exercise program without direct supervision from physician
  • report major psychiatric diseases or organic brain syndromes
  • currently participating in another weight loss program, are taking a weight loss medication, or have lost more than 5% of body weight curing last 6 months
  • pregnant, lactating, or less than 6 months post-partum
  • intend to move out of city within the time frame of the investigation or will miss multiple meetings during the study time frame
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00488228

Locations
United States, Rhode Island
Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Jessica G LaRose, Ph.D. The Miriam Hospital
Principal Investigator: Rena R Wing, PhD The Miriam Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00488228     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CMTT# 2096-07
Study First Received: June 18, 2007
Last Updated: April 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014