The Effects of Mindfulness Training on Eating Behaviors and Food Intake

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American College of Gastroenterology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Kearney, Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01616368
First received: June 6, 2012
Last updated: November 12, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

The investigators propose to study the effect of mindfulness training on the eating behaviors and dietary intake of overweight or obese persons. Mindfulness skills training involves bringing non-judgmental attention to thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations - including hunger and satiety cues. It is hypothesized that as subjects advance through the 8-week class series, developing their capacity for mindfulness and in effect learn to pay attention to the sensations, assumptions, cognitions, and beliefs that underlie their eating behaviors, that their eating behaviors will improve. Specifically, the investigators hypothesize that 1) there will be significant improvements in the areas of uncontrolled and emotional eating, 2) there will be significant decreases in total caloric intake and significant increases in fruits and vegetables, and 3) there will be a positive significant relationship between the frequency/consistency of mindfulness practice and improvements from baseline to follow-up measures.


Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity
Feeding Behavior
Behavioral: Mindful Eating and Living Course
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Mindfulness Training on Eating Behaviors and Food Intake

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Further study details as provided by Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Eating behaviors [ Time Frame: baseline, 2 months, 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The TFEQ will be administered. Subscales for emotional eating, uncontrolled eating and cognitive restraint will be assessed


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Nutrition intake [ Time Frame: baseline, 2 months, 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The ASA-24 and the DHQ will be administered to assess nutritional intake


Estimated Enrollment: 19
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MEAL
Participation in an 8-week mindful eating course
Behavioral: Mindful Eating and Living Course
An eight week course designed to teach mindfulness skills with an emphasis on mindful eating.
Other Name: MEAL

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) > 26

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychotic disorders
  • Poorly controlled bipolar disorder
  • Borderline or antisocial personality disorder
  • A diagnosed eating disorder
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01616368

Sponsors and Collaborators
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
American College of Gastroenterology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Kearney, MD Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: David Kearney, Staff Physician, Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616368     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MIRB 00458
Study First Received: June 6, 2012
Last Updated: November 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 31, 2014