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Using MOVE! With Seriously Mentally Ill Veterans

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00323193
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 9, 2006
Results First Posted : October 9, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 9, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development ( US Department of Veterans Affairs )

Brief Summary:
This study involves a controlled trial of an optimized version of a weight management and physical activity psycho-educational intervention (called MOVE!) with 200 obese and overweight veterans with serious mental illness.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mental Illness Obesity Behavioral: MOVE! Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study involves a controlled trial of an optimized version of a weight management and physical activity psycho-educational intervention (called MOVE!) for overweight and obese Veterans with serious mental illness. The study hypothesizes that MOVE! will result in weight loss and improved indicators of cardiovascular risk when compared to usual care. Medical outcomes are proportion achieving 4% or higher weight loss, mean weight loss, and reductions in cardiovascular risk (blood pressure, glucose and serum lipids). Psychosocial outcomes are general health, psychiatric functioning, quality of life, and self-esteem and medication adherence. Mediators include physical activity, dietary management, self-efficacy, and motivation/readiness to change. The intervention involves a well specified combination of individualized and group based services and draws on evidence based techniques and materials that are currently well packaged in an existing VA program called MOVE! The Comparison condition is operationalized as usual treatment plus monthly weight measurements and distribution of educational brochures regarding diet and exercise.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 109 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Using MOVE! With Seriously Mentally Ill Veterans
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1
The intervention group completes approximately 8 individual level sessions with a MOVE specialist as well as approximately 8 group level intervention sessions.
Behavioral: MOVE!
group based psychoeducation, motivation and support

No Intervention: Arm 2
The control group offers basic information about diet and exercise every month for six months.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weight Measurement [ Time Frame: baseline and six months ]
    Weight taken at the baseline assessment and again at the 6 month assessment


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Impact of Weight on Quality of Life Survey (IWQOL) [ Time Frame: baseline and six months ]
    Raw scores for this measure were converted to a range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating lower impact of weight on quality of life.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • DSM- IV diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorders OR a DSM-IV diagnosis of other severe mental disorder including bipolar disorder, major depression, or severe anxiety disorder;
  • Age between 18-64;
  • No psychiatric hospitalization in 3-month period prior to enrollment;
  • Community residency within 30 miles of either VA facility;
  • A BMI of 25 or higher;
  • Voluntary consent after receiving full information about the study;
  • English speaking;
  • Veteran of the armed forces

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active cancer other than non-melanoma skin cancer
  • end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • end stage congestive heart failure
  • end-stage neurological disorder
  • problematic substance abuse as defined by provider
  • end stage renal disease
  • moderate to severe cognitive impairment (dementia, post-stroke)
  • HIV positive with a CD4 count less than or equal to 350 within the last 6 months
  • anorexia
  • current pregnancy, currently nursing or planning to become pregnant in the next 6 months
  • those living in long-term care facilities
  • use in past 3 months of prescription pharmacological agents for weight loss
  • no chart documented VA delivered medical primary care or general somatic care visit within the last 18 months
  • most recent chart documented hematocrit level obtained within last six months is at or below 30%
  • most recent chart documented creatinine level obtained within the last six months that is at or above 2.5
  • most recent chart documented liver function tests obtained within the last six months exceeds twice the normal value for ALT, AST test in the Baltimore VA laboratory

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00323193


Locations
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United States, Maryland
VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Sponsors and Collaborators
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Richard W Goldberg, PhD VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: US Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00323193    
Other Study ID Numbers: D4219-R
First Posted: May 9, 2006    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 9, 2014
Last Update Posted: October 9, 2014
Last Verified: October 2014
Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development ( US Department of Veterans Affairs ):
Behavioral interventions
Mental Illness
Obesity
Psycho-educational interventions
Weight management
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mental Disorders