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Obesity and Psychotherapy as an Alternative to Treatment

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01023126
First Posted: December 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2009
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Information provided by:
Feevale
  Purpose
Adherence to obesity treatment programs has been a limiting factor to good results in loosing weight. This study aimed to verify if obese subjects submitted to a physical exercise program and group psychotherapy would have a greater adherence, than obese people exercising only.

Condition Intervention
Obesity Therapy Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Poor Patients Adherence to Exercise and Group Therapy as an Approach to Obesity Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Feevale:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight loose [ Time Frame: three months ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: EO
Exercise three times a week, one under supervision and two freely chosen by the participant
Experimental: EGT
Exercise three times a week, one under supervision and two freely chosen by the participant
Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy
Group psychotherapy once a week, under a psychiatrist supervision

Detailed Description:
The sample was forty people, both genders, mean age: 42,2 ± 10,7 years old. Physical exercise consisted of walking and stretching three times a week, during 50 minutes, with intensity verified by the Borg Scale, during three months. One of the days were supervised by the authors while two were freely chosen by the participant, without supervision. The verified variables were: total body mass, height, body mass index, physical activity level, caloric expenditure, waist circumference and fat percentile. Half of the sample participated of group psychotherapy once weekly.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 62 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI >= 30 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 25 or more than 62
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01023126


Locations
Brazil
Centro Universirário Feevale
Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil, 93510-250
Sponsors and Collaborators
Feevale
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cesar L Reichert, PhD MD Centro Universitário Feevale
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Cesar Luis Reichert, Centro Universitario Feevale
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01023126     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 972833
First Submitted: December 1, 2009
First Posted: December 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009

Keywords provided by Feevale:
Obesity
Exercise
Psychotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms