State of Obesity Care in Canada Evaluation Registry

This study has been terminated.
(Principal Investigator left the institution)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Abbott
Information provided by:
McMaster University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00328081
First received: May 18, 2006
Last updated: September 13, 2007
Last verified: September 2007
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see whether care gap(s) exist in the management of obesity and its related conditions in obese patients seen by primary care physicians and specialists. The study will also look at whether there is a compliance and adherence gap that exists in patients prescribed medication for obesity management.


Condition
Obesity
Morbid Obesity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: State of Obesity Care in Canada Evaluation Registry An Observational Study of Clinical Care of Patients With Obesity

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by McMaster University:

Enrollment: 1906
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2007
Detailed Description:

Obesity currently affects over 15% of the adult population in Canada. The economic burden associated with obesity is estimated at $4.3 billion or 2.2% of the total health care costs in Canada. Despite increasing recognition as a public health problem, clinical management of obese patients in Canada has received little attention. This study will collect information on the current status, characteristics and management of subjects with obesity. The design of the study will mirror real-life management of these subjects.There are three goals in this study: the primary goal is to document appropriate obesity management strategies aimed at reducing and maintaining a healthy body weight by participating primary care physicians and specialists. The second goal is to explore factors that determine patients compliance and adherence to anti-obesity medication when prescribed. Obesity management is currently not a priority in tertiary care centres in Canada. An exception being the Bariatric Clinic located at McMaster University, which is one of the few academic centers dedicated to obesity management in Canada. The primary goal of the Bariatric Clinic Substudy is to evaluate the management, compliance and adherence of patients seen at a tertiary care obesity clinic compared to those of primary care physicians and specialists.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older and is able to provide informed consent
  • Has not been enrolled in this study at an earlier office visit; and
  • Provides signed informed consent
  • BMI > = 27 kg/m

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in a clinical trial
  • Hospitalized patient
  • Subject expected to have difficulties to come back at follow-up visits
  • Pregnant or nursing
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00328081

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences - Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8L 2X2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Abbott
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Arya M Sharma, MD, FRCPC McMaster University
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00328081     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SOCCER
Study First Received: May 18, 2006
Last Updated: September 13, 2007
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
Obesity
Weight gain
Anti-obesity medication
Anti-obesity management strategies
Body Weight

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Obesity, Morbid
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014