Primary Prevention Study: Study on Obesity, Cardiovascular and Psycho-Social Characteristics in the City of Merzig

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2005 by University Hospital, Saarland.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Saarland Identifier:
First received: May 16, 2005
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2005
Cardiovascular risk factors and psycho-social characteristics will be determined in obese and non-obese patients in the setting of primary medical care.

Cardiovascular Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Cross-Sectional Case-Control Study on Obesity, Cardiovascular and Psycho-Social Characteristics in the City of Merzig

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Saarland:

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2006
Detailed Description:
Cardiovascular risk factors and psycho-social characteristics will be determined using a questionnaire in primary care physician offices in the city of Merzig, Germany. We will recruit all people (age>18y) with a body-mass index (BMI) > 30 kg/m2 plus patients in the two following participating physician offices: Praxisnetz and Merzig. Cardiovascular risk will be assessed using the PROCAM (Munster Heart Study), ESC (European Society of Cardiology) and Framingham risk scores. Psycho-social factors will be recorded according to the methodology of the INTERHEART study.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 or > 18
  • BMI > 30 kg/m2
  • Presenting to a participating primary care physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00111059

Klinik Innere Medizin III, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes Recruiting
Homburg, Saarland, Germany, 66421
Contact: Ulrich Laufs, PD Dr    +49-(0)6841-162 ext 3000   
Principal Investigator: Ulrich Laufs, PD Dr         
Principal Investigator: Volker Rettig-Ewen, Dr         
Praxisnetz Merzig Recruiting
Merzig, Saarland, Germany, 66663
Contact: Volker Rettig-Ewen, Dr    +49-(0)6861-992902      
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Saarland
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00111059     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1
Study First Received: May 16, 2005
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Saarland:
cardiovascular disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Body Weight
Nutrition Disorders
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