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Evaluation of the Shape Up Rhode Island Campaign

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00792870
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rena R. Wing, The Miriam Hospital

Brief Summary:
Obesity is a major health problem that has reached epidemic levels. Efforts are needed to develop cost-effective public health approaches for weight loss and maintenance. One such approach is to develop team-based programs that may motivate people to lose weight and/or increase their physical activity. One such program is entitled Shape-up Rhode Island (SURI). The purpose of this project is to evaluate the overall effectiveness of SURI and to test if a behavioral intervention can enhance the effectiveness of the original program. The current trial is investigating whether adding a behavioral intervention delivered online would enhance the outcomes of SURI participants.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Background: Given the epidemic of obesity, approaches to weight loss that can be applied on a community, state, or national level are needed. This project is an ongoing evaluation of Shape Up Rhode Island (SURI) program, a state-wide Internet based program involving team-based competition to increase physical activity and achieve weight loss.

Aim: To enhance the effectiveness of SURI utilizing a minimal contact intervention delivered online.

Design: SURI 2008 participants were invited to join a research study focusing on weight loss. Interested participants were randomized to two groups including a SURI Enhanced (behavioral intervention presented in 12 weekly online presentations) or a SURI Standard group (group given a list of previously existing online resources to aid with weight loss).


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 179 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Shape Up Rhode Island Campaign: Study 4 Does Adding Behavioral Weight Control Information to Shape-Up Rhode Island Improve Outcomes?
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: SURI Enhanced Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign
The SURI Standard group will receive all of the Shape-Up RI program materials plus an organized directory of useful websites related to healthy eating, exercise, and weight control. The SURI enhanced group will receive the standard Shape-Up RI program materials plus access to 12 behavioral weight loss lessons.
Active Comparator: SURI Standard Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign
The SURI Standard group will receive all of the Shape-Up RI program materials plus an organized directory of useful websites related to healthy eating, exercise, and weight control. The SURI enhanced group will receive the standard Shape-Up RI program materials plus access to 12 behavioral weight loss lessons.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weight loss at the end of Shape Up RI [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weight loss maintenance 6 months after program completion [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight or obese
  • Current participant in the Shape Up RI program weight loss competition

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rena R Wing, Ph.D. The Miriam Hospital

Responsible Party: Rena R. Wing, Professor, The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00792870     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 209707
First Posted: November 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Rena R. Wing, The Miriam Hospital:
Obesity
Weight loss
Internet