COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC:

Get the latest research information from NIH: Menu

Pounds Off Digitally Study: A Podcasting Weight Loss Intervention (POD)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00771095
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 10, 2008
UNC Lineberger's Cancer Control Education Program
Information provided by:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Brief Summary:
Participants in both the existing and enhanced podcast groups will lose weight. The enhanced podcasting group will have a greater increase in weight loss, elaboration, self-efficacy, and perceived control than the existing podcast group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Weight Loss Behavioral: podcasting Phase 1

Detailed Description:
We will conduct a weight loss intervention study among adults. Using the weight loss podcast that receives the highest rating from a previous content analysis, we will conduct an intervention comparing the best existing weight loss podcast to an enhanced podcast. The enhanced podcast will be based on theoretical constructs that have been shown to be effective in producing weight loss in other research studies. We will then evaluate the effectiveness of podcasting to promote weight loss in adults. Weight change from baseline to 12-weeks and changes in psychosocial measures will be used to assess differences between the existing podcast, enhanced podcast, and control conditions. In conclusion, this research study aims to find innovative and inexpensive ways to help people lose weight. Podcasting has the possibility of reaching a wide range of age and ethnic groups and will allow people to receive weight loss information when and where it is convenient for them.

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 94 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pounds Off Digitally Study: A Podcasting Weight Loss Intervention
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Control (available) podcast Behavioral: podcasting
Experimental: Enhanced podcast Behavioral: podcasting

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. weight [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. elaboration [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

be 18-50 years old be overweight or obese (BMI between 25-35) but not severely or morbidly obese live in the Chapel Hill area be able to attend an introduction meeting and weigh-in before the study and a weigh-in after the study have access to the Internet and a computer with a sound card have a working MP3 player that can connect to a computer have access to a scale be willing to be randomized to any group

Exclusion Criteria:

smoker current major health or psychiatric diseases, drug or alcohol dependency, uncontrolled thyroid conditions, eating disorder, or pregnancy participation in a weight loss program or taking weight loss medications

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00771095

Layout table for location information
United States, North Carolina
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27514
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
UNC Lineberger's Cancer Control Education Program

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, UNC-Chapel Hill Identifier: NCT00771095    
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-0430-03
First Posted: October 10, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 10, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008
Keywords provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
weight loss
self efficacy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Body Weight
Weight Loss
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes