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The Short-Term Effect of a Technology Driven Weight Control (SMART) Program for Obese Adults (WCPC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00624598
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2008
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Microlife
Information provided by:
Colorado Center for Chronic Care Innovations, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the short-term effect of a technology based weight reduction program for obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2) adults in a primary care office.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Hypertension Behavioral: SMART

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 110 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study of Integrating RMR Technology and Email Counseling in a PCP Office.
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : July 2008
Study Completion Date : August 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Weight Control
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: SMART Group
The experimental group will have a nutrition program based solely on measured resting metabolic rate. The nutrition plan will be a specific calorie level that will promote a 1-2.5 lb per week weight reduction. No experimental participants' nutrition plan will be below 1200 Kcal/day for women or 1600 Kcal/day for men. Second, the experimental group will receive a downloadable copy of a computerized nutrition software program (BalanceLog: Microlife USA, Inc. Golden, CO) that functions s on a Windows 2000-XP or Palm operating system.
Behavioral: SMART
Use of measured resting metabolic rate from indirect calorimetry for personalized diet program and use of a computer application for journalizing food and exercise.
Active Comparator: Usual Care
Standard 1200 kcal/day diet (women) 1600 kcal/day diet (men) using a sample 3-day menu program. The diet will be follow current government based recommendations for carbohydrates (i.e. 55%), fat (30%), and protein (15%). Study participants will receive a standard paper-based food and exercise journal
Behavioral: SMART
Use of measured resting metabolic rate from indirect calorimetry for personalized diet program and use of a computer application for journalizing food and exercise.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Individuals receiving a technology-based weight reduction program will not have a significant increase in psychosocial constructs (i.e. weight self-efficacy, perceived behavioral control, attitude) compared to control group. [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  2. Individuals receiving a technology-based weight reduction program will not improve eating behaviors (i.e. dietary cognitive restraint, emotional eating, uncontrolled eating) compared to control group. [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  3. Individuals receiving a technology-based weight reduction program will not lose significantly more weight compared to control group. [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  4. Individuals receiving a technology-based weight reduction program will not significantly improve systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared to control group(controlled for Bp medications). [ Time Frame: 10 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Individuals receiving a technology-based weight reduction program will not significantly improve weight quality of life compared to control group. [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  2. There is no relationship between psychosocial values (i.e. weight self-efficacy, weight perceived behavioral control, weight attitude) and eating behaviors (i.e. dietary cognitive restraint, uncontrolled eating, and emotional eating). [ Time Frame: 10 Weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participant between the ages of 18-65 years.
  2. Participant with a BMI (Body Mass Index > 30.0 kg/m2)
  3. Have access and use email a minimum of 2-days per week.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participant is not pregnant or lactating: Weight loss is not recommended for pregnant women and extra energy requirements are essential for fetal development (Butte, Wong, Treuth, Ellis, & O'Brian Smith, 2004; Durnin, 1991).
  2. Participant is not currently participating in any structured/self-help weight loss program. The elimination of individuals actively participating in a current weight loss program will reduce the potential of a carry-over effect from these weight loss modalities (Fife-Shaw, 2006).
  3. Participant has not attempted weight loss in the past 3 months. Same as number two.

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Locations
United States, Colorado
Westmed Family Healthcare
Westminster, Colorado, United States, 80031
Westminster Medical Center
Westminster, Colorado, United States, 80031
Sponsors and Collaborators
Colorado Center for Chronic Care Innovations, Inc.
Microlife

Responsible Party: Scott McDoniel, Capella University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00624598     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C41 # 001
First Posted: February 27, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008