Evaluation of the Shape Up Rhode Island Campaign

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rena R. Wing, The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00792870
First received: November 14, 2008
Last updated: March 15, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

Obesity is a major health problem that has reached epidemic levels. Efforts are needed to develop cost-effective public health approaches for weight loss and maintenance. One such approach is to develop team-based programs that may motivate people to lose weight and/or increase their physical activity. One such program is entitled Shape-up Rhode Island (SURI). The purpose of this project is to evaluate the overall effectiveness of SURI and to test if a behavioral intervention can enhance the effectiveness of the original program. The current trial is investigating whether adding a behavioral intervention delivered online would enhance the outcomes of SURI participants.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Shape Up Rhode Island Campaign: Study 4 Does Adding Behavioral Weight Control Information to Shape-Up Rhode Island Improve Outcomes?

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Further study details as provided by The Miriam Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight loss at the end of Shape Up RI [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight loss maintenance 6 months after program completion [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 179
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SURI Enhanced Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign
The SURI Standard group will receive all of the Shape-Up RI program materials plus an organized directory of useful websites related to healthy eating, exercise, and weight control. The SURI enhanced group will receive the standard Shape-Up RI program materials plus access to 12 behavioral weight loss lessons.
Active Comparator: SURI Standard Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign
The SURI Standard group will receive all of the Shape-Up RI program materials plus an organized directory of useful websites related to healthy eating, exercise, and weight control. The SURI enhanced group will receive the standard Shape-Up RI program materials plus access to 12 behavioral weight loss lessons.

Detailed Description:

Background: Given the epidemic of obesity, approaches to weight loss that can be applied on a community, state, or national level are needed. This project is an ongoing evaluation of Shape Up Rhode Island (SURI) program, a state-wide Internet based program involving team-based competition to increase physical activity and achieve weight loss.

Aim: To enhance the effectiveness of SURI utilizing a minimal contact intervention delivered online.

Design: SURI 2008 participants were invited to join a research study focusing on weight loss. Interested participants were randomized to two groups including a SURI Enhanced (behavioral intervention presented in 12 weekly online presentations) or a SURI Standard group (group given a list of previously existing online resources to aid with weight loss).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight or obese
  • Current participant in the Shape Up RI program weight loss competition

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00792870

Locations
United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rena R Wing, Ph.D. The Miriam Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Rena R. Wing, Professor, The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00792870     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 209707
Study First Received: November 14, 2008
Last Updated: March 15, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The Miriam Hospital:
Obesity
Weight loss
Internet

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014