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Learning and Coping With Chronic Illness

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 14, 2011
Last updated: April 15, 2011
Last verified: April 2011

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the participants have improved their scores on health related quality of life (HRQL) 1 year after completing a learning and mastery course and whether sociodemographic variables are associated with HRQL.

Condition Intervention
Morbid Obesity
Behavioral: Teaching life style changes
Other: Active participation
Other: Teaching

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Learning and Coping With Chronic Illness

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year after course completion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Morbid obesity
All attending learning and mastery courses for persons with morbid obesity
Behavioral: Teaching life style changes
Single group: Teaching, group sessions, physical activity
Other: Active participation
Obesity group attend 10 group sessions,are informed about and discuss needed life style changes such as weight loss and participate in physical activity and cooking.
Other: Teaching
Morbid obesity group attend 40 hours of group sessions

Detailed Description:

Persons with chronic illnesses have to adjust to changes in their life-style. In the last 10 years Learning and Mastery Centres have been established in Norwegian hospitals to offer patient education for the chronically ill. It is not known whether these courses impact any changes in HRQL 1 year after course completion.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Learning and mastery centre


Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of morbid obesity
  • attending learning and mastery course for the obese
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01336725

Oslo universiy hospital, Aker
Oslo, Norway, 0514
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: May Solveig Fagermoen/Nurse researcher, Oslo university hospital Identifier: NCT01336725     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-08662c 2008/17575 (REK)
Study First Received: April 14, 2011
Last Updated: April 15, 2011
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Morbid obesity
Patient education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Obesity, Morbid
Body Weight
Disease Attributes
Nutrition Disorders
Pathologic Processes
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