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Learning and Coping With Chronic Illness

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01336725
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 18, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2011
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the participants have improved their scores on health related quality of life (HRQL) 1 year after completing a learning and mastery course and whether sociodemographic variables are associated with HRQL.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Morbid Obesity Behavioral: Teaching life style changes Other: Active participation Other: Teaching

Detailed Description:
Persons with chronic illnesses have to adjust to changes in their life-style. In the last 10 years Learning and Mastery Centres have been established in Norwegian hospitals to offer patient education for the chronically ill. It is not known whether these courses impact any changes in HRQL 1 year after course completion.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Learning and Coping With Chronic Illness
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Morbid obesity
All attending learning and mastery courses for persons with morbid obesity
Behavioral: Teaching life style changes
Single group: Teaching, group sessions, physical activity

Other: Active participation
Obesity group attend 10 group sessions,are informed about and discuss needed life style changes such as weight loss and participate in physical activity and cooking.

Other: Teaching
Morbid obesity group attend 40 hours of group sessions

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year after course completion ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Learning and mastery centre

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of morbid obesity
  • attending learning and mastery course for the obese

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01336725

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Oslo universiy hospital, Aker
Oslo, Norway, 0514
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: May Solveig Fagermoen/Nurse researcher, Oslo university hospital Identifier: NCT01336725    
Other Study ID Numbers: S-08662c 2008/17575 (REK)
First Posted: April 18, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2011
Last Verified: April 2011
Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Morbid obesity
Patient education
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Obesity, Morbid
Chronic Disease
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes