Weight Gain Prevention

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jessica LaRose, The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00606840
First received: January 22, 2008
Last updated: April 12, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The specific aim of the proposed project is to test two separate self-regulation interventions to prevent weight gain in young adults, one based on making sustained small changes in behavior to prevent weight gain and the other on making periodic larger behavior changes resulting in weight loss.


Condition Intervention
Weight Gain
Behavioral: large changes in eating and activity
Behavioral: small changes in eating and activity

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Study to Prevent Weight Gain

Further study details as provided by The Miriam Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight change [ Time Frame: 8 weeks and 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • frequency of weighing, adherence to intervention, diet, activity [ Time Frame: 8 weeks and 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
One arm is a large changes group in which participants will be asked to make periodic large changes in their eating and activity, aimed at producing initial weight loss, in order to prevent weight gain over time.
Behavioral: large changes in eating and activity
Behavioral self-regulation interventions to prevent weight gain in young adults.
Experimental: 2
The second arm is a small changes group in which participants will be asked to make small changes to their eating and activity and maintain these changes forever in order to prevent weight gain.
Behavioral: small changes in eating and activity
Behavioral self-regulation interventions to prevent weight gain in young adults.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-35
  • Body mass index between 23 and 30
  • Interested in preventing weight gain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • BMI outside of range specified
  • Age outside of range specified
  • History of or current eating disorder or substance abuse
  • Recent weight loss greater than 5% of weight
  • Currently in another research study that would interfere
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00606840

Locations
United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rena R Wing, Ph.D. The Miriam Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jessica LaRose, Assistant Professor, The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00606840     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: #2018-07
Study First Received: January 22, 2008
Last Updated: April 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The Miriam Hospital:
overweight
prevention of weight gain
young adults
self-regulation
daily weighing
weight gain prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Weight Gain
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014