Reducing Eating Disorder Risk Factors
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00050570|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 17, 2002
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Eating Disorders||Behavioral: Web-based intervention to reduce eating disorder risk factors||Not Applicable|
Female college students who use unhealthy weight control methods and have body image concerns may be at risk for developing an eating disorder. Developing and evaluating interventions to reduce eating disorders in high-risk populations is of great public health importance.
Participants are randomly assigned to either join a web-based risk-reduction program or receive no intervention. The 9-week risk-reduction program focuses on reducing body image and weight/shape concerns, identifying the risks of eating disorders, and increasing healthy weight regulation practices. The program includes weekly readings, writing assignments, and participation in a moderated electronic discussion group. Changes in body mass index (BMI) and the occurrence of major stressors and psychiatric events are assessed to determine their impact on the incidence of eating disorders. One-year incidence of eating disorders is determined by a diagnostic interview, and follow up may continue for up to 2.5 years.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||206 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Interventions to Reduce Eating Disorder Risk Factors|
|Study Start Date :||February 2001|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 30, 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 30, 2012|
An 8-week, Internet- based, structured cognitive- behavioral program combined with an online, asynchronous, moderated discussion group.
Behavioral: Web-based intervention to reduce eating disorder risk factors
No Intervention: Control
The waitlist control group was only contacted at the time of assessments and was offered the intervention at the end of the study, after the 2-year follow-up assessment was completed.
- Onset of an eating disorder [ Time Frame: 2 years ]The main outcome is the onset of an eating disorder, as defined by DSM-IV
- Change in eating disorder behaviors [ Time Frame: 2 years ]Eating disorder behaviors as measured by the Eating Disorder Examination. We will also measure attitudes related to eating disorder onset risk
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00050570
|United States, California|
|Stanford University, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|