Randomized Controlled Trial Targeting Obesity-related Behaviors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jamie Zoellner, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01584102
First received: April 20, 2012
Last updated: April 23, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The intervention included biweekly access to group fitness classes, with (Group 1) or without (Group 2) weekly nutrition and physical activity education sessions. Outcome measures were assessed at baseline and immediately post intervention and included BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, physical activity and dietary behaviors, and psychosocial variables.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: group fitness + education
Behavioral: group fitness classes only

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Better Together Healthy Caswell County: Randomized Controlled Trial Targeting Obesity-related Behaviors

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Further study details as provided by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight [ Time Frame: 15 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 91
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1 Behavioral: group fitness + education
15 weeks biweekly group fitness + 15 weekly nutrition and physical activity education
Other Name: Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less
Active Comparator: Group 2 Behavioral: group fitness classes only
15 weeks biweekly group fitness

Detailed Description:

This 15-week randomized controlled pilot study consisted of two groups. All participants received access to two group fitness classes per week, which were offered free of charge at the Caswell County Parks and Recreation Building. Zumba classes were offered one night a week, and the other evening was a 'potluck night' designed to increase participants exposure to a variety of other fitness classes such as floor aerobics, kickboxing, line dancing, and African dancing. Participants in the intervention group (Group 1) were enrolled in Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less (ESMMWL) where they received on hour weekly education classes on healthy eating and physical activity. The ESMMWL curriculum is a 15-week weight-management program that is delivered by local educators. Published research data were used to identify strategies that would lead to weight loss and/or weight maintenance. The program uses the Theory of Planned Behavior, and as such informs, empowers, and motivates participants to live mindfully as they make choices about eating and physical activity. The program provides opportunities for participants to keep a journal of healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • >18 years of age,
  • English-speaking,
  • No self-reported contraindications to exercise
  • Eligible participants where scheduled an enrollment appointment. At this appointment, participants with blood pressure over 180/110 were directed to obtain immediate medical attention and were only eligible to enroll upon written consent from their physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <18 years of age
  • Non-English-speaking
  • Self-reported contraindications to exercise
  • Blood pressure over 180/110 without medical clearance
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01584102

Locations
United States, Virginia
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States, 24060
Sponsors and Collaborators
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jamie M Zoellner, PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jamie Zoellner, Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01584102     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VTech-2012-1
Study First Received: April 20, 2012
Last Updated: April 23, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University:
Randomized controlled trial
obesity
community-based participatory research
minority health
rural health
health promotion

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014