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Motivations for Weight Loss

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00011115
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 9, 2001
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Brief Summary:
This study tests the effects of emphasizing different motivations for wanting to lose weight on weight loss maintenance in women. At the start of the study, participants will be weighed and will complete questionnaires about their health, weight history, eating and exercise habits, body satisfaction and mood. Participants will then be randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatments. Participants in all 4 groups will receive information on topics related to eating and exercise, and will receive calorie and fat intake goals, and exercise goals. The 4 treatments will differ in the emphasis given to various reasons for wanting to lose weight. At 6, 12 and 18 months after enrollment, participants will again have weights measured and fill out questionnaires.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Behavioral: Weight loss motivations Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Weight Loss Motivations and Long-term Weight Loss
Study Start Date : September 2001
Study Completion Date : May 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index greater than or equal to 27 and less than or equal to 35
  • Rating both physical appearance and health concerns as important motivations for weight loss
  • Successful completion of a food and exercise diary over a 5-day period

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Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00011115     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Klem-Motivation (completed)
R01DK058387 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 9, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
overweight

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