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Obesity Treatment in a Managed Care Setting

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: June 18, 2003
Last updated: November 10, 2010
Last verified: November 2010
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two different delivery formats for weight management in a managed care setting. Mail-based weight counseling and phone-based weight counseling will be compared to each other and a control condition. Primary outcomes are participation rates in programs, weight change, and cost.

Condition Intervention
Weight Loss
Behavioral: mail-based weight counseling
Behavioral: phone-based weight counseling

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 1801
Study Start Date: January 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • at least 18 years of age
  • BMI ≥ 27.8 kg/m2 for men
  • BMI ≥ 27.3 kg/m2 for non-pregnant or lactating women
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00062985

United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: Robert W. Jeffery, PhD University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology
  More Information Identifier: NCT00062985     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OBMANC (completed)
Study First Received: June 18, 2003
Last Updated: November 10, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
obesity treatment
weight management
managed care

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Loss
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes processed this record on May 25, 2017