Dissemination of a Weight Management Program Among US Veterans

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bryan Weiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00998452
First received: October 19, 2009
Last updated: February 20, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

October 19, 2009
February 20, 2013
December 2009
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Primary study outcome measures at the participant level will be program participation and effectiveness in achieving weight loss. [ Time Frame: At enrollment and 6 months post-enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Secondary outcome measures include improved self-management behaviors (diet and physical activity),psychosocial factors, awareness and utilization of program components/activities, and perceptions of the program/organization. [ Time Frame: enrollment to 6 months post-enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Dissemination of a Weight Management Program Among US Veterans
Dissemination of a Weight Management Program Among US Veterans

This study is being conducted with the Veterans Affairs National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (VANCP), which is overseeing the current dissemination of MOVE! (Managing Overweight/Obesity for Veterans Everywhere), a national weight management program for veterans. It will be based at 10 local sites in the national network of VA medical settings and community-based outpatient clinics and will compare two different models for disseminating and implementing MOVE! using a randomized experimental design. One study arm will implement the MOVE* VETS! (Volunteer Education and Tailored Self-management and support) model that includes tailored newsletters and peer counseling MI calls and activities, and the other will receive the standard MOVE! program.

The purpose of this research is to study the dissemination and implementation of MOVE!. MOVE! is a national weight management program for veterans that has moved form pilot to full dissemination. Overweight and obesity are rapidly rising in the United States and interventions to combat this epidemic are desperately needed. Within the VA population, approximately 70% of veterans are overweight and or obese. Participants will be male and female Veterans, aged 21 and over receiving health services at one of the 10 study sites, who qualify for the MOVE! program. We are recruiting a minimum of 800 -1000 Veterans to complete a baseline survey at the 10 VA sites participating in the study. Participants at the 10 VA sites are recruited during a primary care visit by primary care provider, they will not be chosen based on the presence or absence of any disease, thus health status will vary. The primary outcome measures will be participation after enrollment into MOVE! and participant weight loss.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Body Weight
Behavioral: MOVE*VETS
Receiving 4 tailored newsletters on the study health behavior topics created from the baseline survey. Also 2-4 counseling calls from peer counselors.
Other Name: MOVE*VETS
  • No Intervention: MOVE!
    Participants will receive the usual VA MOVE! Program. These elements include a baseline assessment, brief clinic counseling session about weight, printed targeted health information on weight management and behaviors, and opportunities to participate in group sessions at the VA site and telephone follow-up from MOVE! clinic staff.
  • Active Comparator: MOVE*VETS
    Participants will receive the same MOVE! program as the control group plus 4 tailored newsletters on the study health behavior topics created from the baseline survey. Also 2-4 counseling calls from volunteer veteran peer counselors.
    Intervention: Behavioral: MOVE*VETS
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
732
August 2012
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Receiving primary care at the one of the 10 selected VA centers
  • BMI 25 or over
  • 21 years old, no upper age limit
  • Pregnant women may participate in the study with the approval of the VA medical staff

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not a patient at one of the 10 VA sites
  • BMI less than 25
  • Under 21 years of age
  • Pregnant without medical approval to participate
Both
21 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00998452
06-0350
No
Bryan Weiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Principal Investigator: Bryan Weiner, PhD UNC Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
February 2013

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