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Obesity and Psychotherapy as an Alternative to Treatment

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: NCT01023126
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2009
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Brief Summary:
Adherence to obesity treatment programs has been a limiting factor to good results in loosing weight. This study aimed to verify if obese subjects submitted to a physical exercise program and group psychotherapy would have a greater adherence, than obese people exercising only.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Therapy Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The sample was forty people, both genders, mean age: 42,2 ± 10,7 years old. Physical exercise consisted of walking and stretching three times a week, during 50 minutes, with intensity verified by the Borg Scale, during three months. One of the days were supervised by the authors while two were freely chosen by the participant, without supervision. The verified variables were: total body mass, height, body mass index, physical activity level, caloric expenditure, waist circumference and fat percentile. Half of the sample participated of group psychotherapy once weekly.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Poor Patients Adherence to Exercise and Group Therapy as an Approach to Obesity Treatment
Study Start Date : May 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: EO
Exercise three times a week, one under supervision and two freely chosen by the participant
Experimental: EGT
Exercise three times a week, one under supervision and two freely chosen by the participant
Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy
Group psychotherapy once a week, under a psychiatrist supervision

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weight loose [ Time Frame: three months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 62 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI >= 30 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 25 or more than 62

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01023126

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Centro Universirário Feevale
Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil, 93510-250
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: Cesar L Reichert, PhD MD Centro Universitário Feevale
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Cesar Luis Reichert, Centro Universitario Feevale Identifier: NCT01023126    
Other Study ID Numbers: 972833
First Posted: December 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms