Obesity and Financial Incentives

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01629576
First received: June 21, 2012
Last updated: June 25, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

Investigate whether economic incentives help obese individuals to lose weight.


Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity
Other: economic incentive
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Finanzielle Anreize Zur Reduktion Von Übergewicht

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Further study details as provided by Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • bodyweight [ Time Frame: 22 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 700
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: control group
Experimental: low reward
economic incentive
Other: economic incentive
economic incentive for weight loss
Experimental: high reward
economic incentive
Other: economic incentive
economic incentive for weight loss

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI above 30
  • age between 18 anf 75
  • registered residence in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg

Exclusion Criteria:

  • considerable language barriers
  • pregnancy
  • psychological disorders
  • eating disorders
  • tumor disease within last five years
  • abuse of alcohol
  • abuse of drugs
  • serious general diseases
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Locations
Germany
Bad Kissingen, Baden-Würrttemberg, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01629576     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 010902
Study First Received: June 21, 2012
Last Updated: June 25, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014