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Family & Friends - the Significance of a Significant Other in Treatment

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01238354
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 10, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

This study focuses on the difficulties to maintain a weight loss and behavioural change after having been in a institutional intermittent weight loss programme.

We explore if including a member of the family or a close friend in the treatment influences weight loss maintenance after completion of the programme.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Behavioral: With friend Behavioral: Without friend

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Conservative Treatment of Obesity at Røros Rehabilitation Centre - A Randomised Trial
Study Start Date : November 2010
Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Study Completion Date : December 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Weight Control
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Without friend
Being in the weight loss programme without friend or family member
Behavioral: Without friend
Experimental: With friend
Having the friend or family member stay together with the patient for 2-3 days for every 3 week stay at the clinic in the weight loss programme
Behavioral: With friend

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maintenance of weight loss [ Time Frame: 2 years after termination of programme ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Morbid obesity
  • 18-50 years of age
  • Having a relative or close friend who is willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Serious mental illness
  • Severe overeating behaviour
  • Significant reduced physical functioning
  • Having undergone bariatric surgery earlier
  • Serious heart disease
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01238354

Roros Rehabiliteringssenter
Roros, Norway, 7374
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Principal Investigator: Bård Kulseng, PhD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
More Information

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01238354     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RSSO-2010/2
First Posted: November 10, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Weight Loss
Social support

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