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Influence of Priming on Goal-directed and Cue-dependent Behavior

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03255304
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 21, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sabine Frank, University Hospital Tuebingen

Brief Summary:
The current proposal aims to investigate implicit and explicit priming paradigms for changing cue-dependent and goal-directed nutritional behavior.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Eating Behavior Habits Behavioral: health mindest Behavioral: palatability mindset Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Food choice and intake is a daily and throughout normal subject. However, for more and more people eating habits and the question of food choice are of increasing interest and in several cases even a problem. The prevalence of obesity has tripled in the last decades and it is even spoken of an obesity epidemic. Life style interventions to lose weight often fail on the long run, also because people fall back into former unhealthy eating habits. Various factors influence our daily food choice, not all of which are apparent to ourselves. Thus, food choice might be goal-directed and therefore conscious and reflective, yet in other circumstances the choice to eat something specific might be based on cue dependent processes which are automatic and thus difficult to control. Since a change in eating-behavior and long-lasting weight loss is most problematic to achieve, the current proposal aims to investigate implicit and explicit priming paradigms for changing cue-dependent and goal-directed nutritional behavior.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Influence of Priming on Goal-directed and Cue-dependent Behavior
Actual Study Start Date : May 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: health prime Behavioral: health mindest
groups be confronted with health aspects of food items

Experimental: palatability prime Behavioral: palatability mindset
groups be confronted with palatability aspects of food items




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. behavior [ Time Frame: pre and post priming (directly before and directly after a 5 minutes priming paradigm) ]
    change in food choice within a Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer task (duration of complete protocol about 45 minutes, including priming (5 minutes) and pre and post measurements)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy volunteers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • currently dieting
  • intolerance to provided food
  • cognitive impairment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03255304


Contacts
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Contact: Sabine Frank-Podlech, Dr. 0049-7071-2981193 s.frank@uni-tuebingen.de

Locations
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Germany
University of Tübingen Recruiting
Tübingen, Germany
Contact: Sabine Frank, Dr.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen

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Responsible Party: Sabine Frank, Research Associate, University Hospital Tuebingen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03255304     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PIT_prime
First Posted: August 21, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No