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Evaluation of the Shape Up Rhode Island Campaign Study 5

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00948415
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 29, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2014
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Study Description
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 current trial is investigating whether adding both a behavioral intervention delivered online PLUS automated feedback to self-monitoring would enhance the outcomes of SURI participants.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign

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 2009 participants were invited to join a research study focusing on weight loss. Interested participants were randomized to two groups including a SURI Enhanced group (behavioral intervention presented in 12 weekly online presentations, daily self-monitoring, and weekly automated feedback) or a SURI Standard group (group given a list of previously existing online resources to aid with weight loss).


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 128 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 5: Does Adding Behavioral Weight Control Information to Shape-Up Rhode Island Improve Outcomes?
Study Start Date : January 2009
Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: SURI Enhanced Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign
The SURI enhanced group will receive the standard Shape Up RI program. In addition, participants will be asked to record and report their daily calorie intake, body weight, minutes of physical activity, and pedometer steps. Participants will receive automated feedback on progress as well as a behavioral lesson delivered online during each week of the program. Participants assigned to the SURI Standard arm will receive the standard Shape Up RI program. The intervention will take place during the 12-week Shape Up RI campaign.
Active Comparator: SURI Standard Behavioral: Evaluation of the Shape Up RI Campaign
The SURI enhanced group will receive the standard Shape Up RI program. In addition, participants will be asked to record and report their daily calorie intake, body weight, minutes of physical activity, and pedometer steps. Participants will receive automated feedback on progress as well as a behavioral lesson delivered online during each week of the program. Participants assigned to the SURI Standard arm will receive the standard Shape Up RI program. The intervention will take place during the 12-week Shape Up RI campaign.


Outcome Measures

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 ]

Eligibility Criteria

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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:

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00948415


Locations
United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Rena R. Wing, Professor, The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00948415     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2097-07 Study 5
First Posted: July 29, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2014
Last Verified: July 2014

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