Effects of a Computer Game on Activity Choices
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00875511|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2010
The study seeks to discover whether peer rejection increases the value of food relative to peer interaction in overweight individuals. After playing a computer game that randomly simulates peer rejection or peer acceptance, participants will play another computer game that will assess the value of food and social interactions.
Overweight individuals may be more likely to resort to food in moments of distress and less likely to choose to interact with a peer to reestablish their sense of belongingness.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Study Start Date :||November 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2009|
- amount of food chosen amount of social time chosen
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00875511
|United States, New York|
|University at Buffalo, Division of Behavioral Medicine|
|Buffalo, New York, United States, 14214|
|Principal Investigator:||Sarah J Salvy, Ph.D.||University at Buffalo|