Making Calories Count: Information Format and Food Choice

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2012 by University of Pennsylvania.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01346449
First received: January 28, 2011
Last updated: October 16, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

January 28, 2011
October 16, 2012
January 2011
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Calories chosen [ Time Frame: One time only or 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Total calories in food ordered for lunch
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01346449 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Weight change [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Half of the study participants will have the secondary outcome measure data collected and analyzed.
Same as current
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Making Calories Count: Information Format and Food Choice
Making Calories Count: Information Format and Food Choice

The purpose of the study is to better understand how individuals make decisions regarding the meals they order. Participants' ordering decisions at lunchtime at a chain restaurant will be recorded over several weeks to study ordering habits over time. Lunch menus will be provided by the study, and the menu format will vary the way in which information on caloric content is displayed.

The impact of different labeling formats on total calories in the chosen meal will be assessed.

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Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Obesity
  • Behavioral: Provide menu with visual cue and calorie information
    Menu to be provided prior to placing the food order.
  • Behavioral: Provide menu with visual cue but no calorie information
    Menu to be provided prior to placing the food order.
  • Behavioral: Provide menu with no visual cue but with calorie information
    Menu to be provided prior to placing the food order.
  • Behavioral: Provide menu with no visual cue and no calorie information
    Menu to be provided prior to placing the food order.
  • Active Comparator: Visual cue absent
    Interventions:
    • Behavioral: Provide menu with no visual cue but with calorie information
    • Behavioral: Provide menu with no visual cue and no calorie information
  • Experimental: Calorie information present
    Interventions:
    • Behavioral: Provide menu with visual cue and calorie information
    • Behavioral: Provide menu with no visual cue but with calorie information
  • Active Comparator: Calorie information absent
    Interventions:
    • Behavioral: Provide menu with visual cue but no calorie information
    • Behavioral: Provide menu with no visual cue and no calorie information
  • Experimental: Visual cue present
    Interventions:
    • Behavioral: Provide menu with visual cue and calorie information
    • Behavioral: Provide menu with visual cue but no calorie information
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
500
May 2013
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Customers of two chain restaurants

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to read a written menu
Both
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Yes
Contact: Eric VanEpps 412-268-2869 evanepps@andrew.cmu.edu
Contact: Julie Downs, PhD 412-268-1862 downs@andrew.cmu.edu
United States
 
NCT01346449
812950, P30AG034546
No
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Principal Investigator: Julie Downs, PhD Carnegie Mellon University
University of Pennsylvania
January 2012

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