FirstWIND: Weight Loss Interventions After Delivery
This a pilot intervention study in which postpartum women will be randomized to receive a 6-month postpartum weight loss intervention or usual care.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||FirstWIND: Weight Loss Interventions After Delivery|
- weight loss [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 months, and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- health status [ Time Frame: baseline and six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- body mass index [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 months, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
participants receive lifestyle intervention
Behavioral: lifestyle intervention
Lifestyle modification including individual sessions with an interventionist to discuss dietary intake and exercise. Group sessions with other participants randomized to the lifestyle intervention to discuss lifestyle modification and group exercise.
Overweight and obesity affect over 15 million adult women in the United States. Postpartum weight retention has been shown to be one factor contributing to weight retention, obesity and possible development of type 2 diabetes. African-American women and other minority women are at especially high risk for the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes. We propose to pilot a six-month postpartum-specific lifestyle intervention among urban-based, postpartum African-American women.
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins School of Medicine|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287|
|Principal Investigator:||Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH||Johns Hopkins School of Medicine|