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Applying Social Comparison Theory to Behavioral Weight Loss: Does Modifying Group Membership Improve Outcome?

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00716027
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 16, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The Miriam Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a modified behavioral treatment for weight loss that includes one-on-one treatment for individuals struggling to lose weight is associated with more weight loss than a standard behavioral treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Behavioral: Standard behavioral treatment for weight loss Behavioral: Modified behavioral treatment for weight loss Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Applying Social Comparison Theory to Behavioral Weight Loss: Does Modifying Group Membership Improve Outcome?
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
A 24-week intervention in which individuals will meet weekly to be instructed on behavioral change associated with weight loss, including modifying dietary intake, self-monitoring weight and eating behaviors, and increasing physical activity.
Behavioral: Standard behavioral treatment for weight loss
A 24-week intervention in which individuals will meet weekly to be instructed on behavioral change associated with weight loss, including modifying dietary intake, self-monitoring weight and eating behaviors, and increasing physical activity.
Experimental: 2
A 24-week intervention in which individuals will meet weekly to be instructed on behavioral change associated with weight loss, including modifying dietary intake, self-monitoring weight and eating behaviors, and increasing physical activity. In this intervention, individuals not meeting weight loss goals will be given one-on-one treatment.
Behavioral: Modified behavioral treatment for weight loss
A 24-week intervention in which individuals will meet weekly to be instructed on behavioral change associated with weight loss, including modifying dietary intake, self-monitoring weight and eating behaviors, and increasing physical activity. In this intervention, individuals not meeting weight loss goals will be given one-on-one treatment.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. weight [ Time Frame: weekly for 24-weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI between 27 and 45 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • participating in a weight loss program or taking a weight loss medication
  • currently pregnant, lactating, or less than 6-months post-partum or plan to become pregnant during the time of the intervention.
  • report a heart condition, chest pain during periods of activity or rest, or loss of consciousness
  • report conditions that would render the participant unlikely to follow the study protocol (e.g., terminal illness, relocation, substance abuse, sever psychiatric condition, dementia).

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00716027


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, PhD The Miriam Hospital

Responsible Party: Rena R. Wing, PhD, The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00716027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2034-08
First Posted: July 16, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2010
Last Verified: July 2008

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