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Four Year Weight Change of Cornell Students

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: NCT02300493
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Levitsky, Cornell University

Brief Summary:
Examining the effect of daily self-weighing on the ability of student to prevent from gaining weight during their four years at Cornell.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Weight Gain Behavioral: Experimental Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A group of freshman volunteers were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Both groups were given an internet based scale (Withings). The experimental group was asked to weigh themselves daily. The controls were asked to weigh themselves three times within one week every six months in response to being contacted by our researchers.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : January 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2016

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Experimental
weigh themselves daily
Behavioral: Experimental
Asked to weigh themselves

Active Comparator: Control
Weigh themselves every six months
Behavioral: Experimental
Asked to weigh themselves

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body Weight [ Time Frame: 3 1/2 year ]
    weight gain

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02300493

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United States, New York
Dorms or student houseing
Ithaca, New York, United States, 14853
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cornell University

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Responsible Party: David Levitsky, Professor, Cornell University Identifier: NCT02300493     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1108002406
First Posted: November 25, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018

Keywords provided by David Levitsky, Cornell University:
among college students

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Weight Gain
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms