My Health Coach Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02201069|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 22, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Health Behavior||Behavioral: health coaching||Not Applicable|
The aim of the study is to determine whether medical assistants (MAs) can assist primary care providers to achieve healthier lifestyles via better sleep, food choices, weight loss and/or increased physical activity in their patients. The hypothesis driving this research is that health coaching can be done by existing medical support staff to facilitate healthy lifestyles in a primary care setting. Coaching can maximize the health of the patient population in a cost-effective way if the coaching service is integrated into primary care clinics with minimal capital investment at the outset. A major focus will be on behaviors associated with weight management since this is the most common health issue in the U.S. today. This method, if successful, should be easily adaptable to other health behaviors and in most any medical practice that seeks to improve the health of its patient base in a cost-effective way.
In order to achieve a change in health behaviors, and especially weight loss, regular follow-up contacts are needed. Previous research has shown health coaching to be effective, but this has utilized programs that "add on" to the existing clinic structure. This type of coaching model is difficult to sustain. Utilizing existing staff for health coaching is a method we propose to more fully integrate this service into primary care clinics.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||82 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||My Health Coach Study|
|Study Start Date :||August 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2016|
Experimental: health coaching
12 weeks of health coaching using weekly contact in the first month and biweekly contacts in months 2-3.
Behavioral: health coaching
- Weight loss [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
- Diet quality [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]adherence to USDA recommendations
- Physical activity [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]adherence to physical activity recommendations of 30 min/day of at least moderate activity.
- Sleep [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Better sleep habits
- Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]stress, fatigue, self-efficacy, motivation
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02201069
|United States, Michigan|
|Briarwood Family Medicine|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48108|