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A Weight Loss Trial for Emotional Eating

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: NCT02055391
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 5, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Edie Goldbacher, Temple University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a new weight loss treatment which incorporates behavioral weight loss skills and skills for learning how to identify, manage, and cope with emotions helps with weight loss and emotional eating in people who are overweight and eat in response to emotions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Behavioral: Behavioral Weight Loss Behavioral: Enhanced Behavioral Weight Loss Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 79 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Weight Loss Intervention for Obesity
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Behavioral Weight Loss
State of the art behavioral weight loss treatment
Behavioral: Behavioral Weight Loss
Weekly group meetings addressing behavioral weight loss skills including calorie counting, exercise, behavior modification, environmental changes, and coping with triggers.

Experimental: Enhanced Behavioral Weight Loss
Combines behavioral weight loss skills with skills specifically targeting emotional eating.
Behavioral: Enhanced Behavioral Weight Loss
Weekly group meetings that combine behavioral weight loss skills (calorie counting, exercise, behavior modification, environmental changes) with skills to decrease emotional eating by learning ways to manage and cope with emotions without eating.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. weight change [ Time Frame: 12 weeks and 20 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. changes in emotional eating [ Time Frame: 12 weeks and 20 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-smoker, free of diabetes, overweight and interested in losing weight, eat in response to emotions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes, any major medical or psychiatric condition that would compromise ability to participate, hypertension, current mental health treatment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02055391

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United States, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19140
Sponsors and Collaborators
Temple University
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Principal Investigator: Edie M Goldbacher, PhD La Salle University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Edie Goldbacher, Principal Investigator, Temple University Identifier: NCT02055391    
Other Study ID Numbers: F32DK083910 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 5, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 5, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Weight Loss
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes