State of Obesity Care in Canada Evaluation Registry

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Principal Investigator left the institution)
First Posted : May 19, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2007
Information provided by:
McMaster University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see whether care gap(s) exist in the management of obesity and its related conditions in obese patients seen by primary care physicians and specialists. The study will also look at whether there is a compliance and adherence gap that exists in patients prescribed medication for obesity management.

Condition or disease
Obesity Morbid Obesity

Detailed Description:
Obesity currently affects over 15% of the adult population in Canada. The economic burden associated with obesity is estimated at $4.3 billion or 2.2% of the total health care costs in Canada. Despite increasing recognition as a public health problem, clinical management of obese patients in Canada has received little attention. This study will collect information on the current status, characteristics and management of subjects with obesity. The design of the study will mirror real-life management of these subjects.There are three goals in this study: the primary goal is to document appropriate obesity management strategies aimed at reducing and maintaining a healthy body weight by participating primary care physicians and specialists. The second goal is to explore factors that determine patients compliance and adherence to anti-obesity medication when prescribed. Obesity management is currently not a priority in tertiary care centres in Canada. An exception being the Bariatric Clinic located at McMaster University, which is one of the few academic centers dedicated to obesity management in Canada. The primary goal of the Bariatric Clinic Substudy is to evaluate the management, compliance and adherence of patients seen at a tertiary care obesity clinic compared to those of primary care physicians and specialists.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1906 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: State of Obesity Care in Canada Evaluation Registry An Observational Study of Clinical Care of Patients With Obesity
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older and is able to provide informed consent
  • Has not been enrolled in this study at an earlier office visit; and
  • Provides signed informed consent
  • BMI > = 27 kg/m

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in a clinical trial
  • Hospitalized patient
  • Subject expected to have difficulties to come back at follow-up visits
  • Pregnant or nursing

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00328081

Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences - Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8L 2X2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Principal Investigator: Arya M Sharma, MD, FRCPC McMaster University Identifier: NCT00328081     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SOCCER
First Posted: May 19, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
Weight gain
Anti-obesity medication
Anti-obesity management strategies
Body Weight

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity, Morbid
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms