Targeted Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescent Females

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Institute Identifier:
First received: February 9, 2007
Last updated: April 7, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an obesity prevention program when administered to female college freshmen.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Healthy Weight

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Targeted Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescent Females

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Further study details as provided by Oregon Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • risk for future onset of obesity and weight gain [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • measure changes in caloric intake, physical activity, and body dissatisfaction [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 405
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Healthy Weight
    4 weekly 1 hour meetings that encourage reductions in fat and sugar intake and increases in physical activity to decrease onset of obesity and body dissatisfaction.
    Other Name: Healthy Weight Project
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Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 19 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All female college freshmen at the University of Oregon will be invited to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any participant that meets criteria for an eating disorder at any assessment point will be excluded from the study.
  • Any participant with BMI below 5% for their age group will be excluded to avoid health risks
  • Any participant who does not report some form of body dissatisfaction will be excluded from the study
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00433680

United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Eric Stice, PhD Oregon Research Institute
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute Identifier: NCT00433680     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DK72932, R01DK072932
Study First Received: February 9, 2007
Last Updated: April 7, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
body dissatisfaction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 22, 2014