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A Mentor-Based Approach to Long-Term Weight Loss

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00177697
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Collaborator:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by:
University of Pittsburgh
  Purpose
The purpose of this study to examine the effect of having a weight loss mentor on long-term weight loss in overweight adults.

Condition Intervention Phase
Weight Loss Obesity Behavioral: behavioral weight loss program Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Mentor-Based Approach to Long-Term Weight Loss

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight loss

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • fitness
  • dietary intake
  • mediators

Estimated Enrollment: 174
Study Start Date: September 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2002
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Female
  2. 21-55 years of age
  3. BMI = 25-35 kg/m2
  4. Ability to provide informed consent.
  5. Ability to provide consent from their personal physician to participate in this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Reporting regular exercise participation of at least 20 minutes per day on at least 3 days per week during the previous six months. (This study is designed to recruit relatively sedentary adults.)
  2. Diabetes, hypothyroidism, or other medical conditions which would affect energy metabolism.
  3. Currently pregnant, pregnant within the previous six months, or planning on becoming pregnant within the next 12 months. (Pregnancy will be based on self-report and will be included on the detailed medical history that is completed by subjects.)
  4. Non-medicated resting systolic blood pressure >160 mmHg or non-medicated resting diastolic blood pressure >100 mmHg, or taking medication that would affect blood pressure.
  5. Taking medication that would affect resting heart rate or the heart rate response during exercise (e.g., beta blockade).
  6. Arrhythmia on resting or exercise electrocardiogram that would indicate that vigorous exercise was contraindicated.
  7. History of myocardial infarction or valvular disease.
  8. History of orthopedic complications that would prevent optimal participation in the exercise component (e.g., heel spurs, severe arthritis).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00177697


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15203
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: John M Jakicic, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00177697     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01DK058002 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

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