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FirstWIND: Weight Loss Interventions After Delivery

This study has been completed.
American Diabetes Association
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Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2006
Last updated: June 18, 2009
Last verified: June 2009
This a pilot intervention study in which postpartum women will be randomized to receive a 6-month postpartum weight loss intervention or usual care.

Condition Intervention
Overweight Obesity Behavioral: lifestyle intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: FirstWIND: Weight Loss Interventions After Delivery

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight loss [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 months, and 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • health status [ Time Frame: baseline and six months ]
  • body mass index [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 months, 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: lifestyle
participants receive lifestyle intervention
Behavioral: lifestyle intervention
Lifestyle modification including individual sessions with an interventionist to discuss dietary intake and exercise. Group sessions with other participants randomized to the lifestyle intervention to discuss lifestyle modification and group exercise.

Detailed Description:
Overweight and obesity affect over 15 million adult women in the United States. Postpartum weight retention has been shown to be one factor contributing to weight retention, obesity and possible development of type 2 diabetes. African-American women and other minority women are at especially high risk for the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes. We propose to pilot a six-month postpartum-specific lifestyle intervention among urban-based, postpartum African-American women.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Postpartum women with a pre-pregnancy or first trimester body mass index of 28 or greater or a history of gestational diabetes in the most recent pregnancy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current cardiac disease or serious chronic disease, including cancer.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00377026

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
American Diabetes Association
Principal Investigator: Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT00377026     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M051633
Study First Received: September 13, 2006
Last Updated: June 18, 2009

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:
weight loss
weight retention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Loss
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes processed this record on September 21, 2017