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Weight Gain Prevention

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00606840
First Posted: February 5, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jessica LaRose, The Miriam Hospital
  Purpose
The specific aim of the proposed project is to test two separate self-regulation interventions to prevent weight gain in young adults, one based on making sustained small changes in behavior to prevent weight gain and the other on making periodic larger behavior changes resulting in weight loss.

Condition Intervention
Weight Gain Behavioral: large changes in eating and activity Behavioral: small changes in eating and activity

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Study to Prevent Weight Gain

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Further study details as provided by Jessica LaRose, The Miriam Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight change [ Time Frame: 8 weeks and 16 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • frequency of weighing, adherence to intervention, diet, activity [ Time Frame: 8 weeks and 16 weeks ]

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
One arm is a large changes group in which participants will be asked to make periodic large changes in their eating and activity, aimed at producing initial weight loss, in order to prevent weight gain over time.
Behavioral: large changes in eating and activity
Behavioral self-regulation interventions to prevent weight gain in young adults.
Experimental: 2
The second arm is a small changes group in which participants will be asked to make small changes to their eating and activity and maintain these changes forever in order to prevent weight gain.
Behavioral: small changes in eating and activity
Behavioral self-regulation interventions to prevent weight gain in young adults.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-35
  • Body mass index between 23 and 30
  • Interested in preventing weight gain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • BMI outside of range specified
  • Age outside of range specified
  • History of or current eating disorder or substance abuse
  • Recent weight loss greater than 5% of weight
  • Currently in another research study that would interfere
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00606840


Locations
United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rena R Wing, Ph.D. The Miriam Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jessica LaRose, Assistant Professor, The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00606840     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: #2018-07
First Submitted: January 22, 2008
First Posted: February 5, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Jessica LaRose, The Miriam Hospital:
overweight
prevention of weight gain
young adults
self-regulation
daily weighing
weight gain prevention

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