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The Effects of Mindfulness Training on Eating Behaviors and Food Intake

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616368
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American College of Gastroenterology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Kearney, Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research

Brief Summary:
The investigators propose to study the effect of mindfulness training on the eating behaviors and dietary intake of overweight or obese persons. Mindfulness skills training involves bringing non-judgmental attention to thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations - including hunger and satiety cues. It is hypothesized that as subjects advance through the 8-week class series, developing their capacity for mindfulness and in effect learn to pay attention to the sensations, assumptions, cognitions, and beliefs that underlie their eating behaviors, that their eating behaviors will improve. Specifically, the investigators hypothesize that 1) there will be significant improvements in the areas of uncontrolled and emotional eating, 2) there will be significant decreases in total caloric intake and significant increases in fruits and vegetables, and 3) there will be a positive significant relationship between the frequency/consistency of mindfulness practice and improvements from baseline to follow-up measures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Feeding Behavior Behavioral: Mindful Eating and Living Course Early Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 19 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Mindfulness Training on Eating Behaviors and Food Intake
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: MEAL
Participation in an 8-week mindful eating course
Behavioral: Mindful Eating and Living Course
An eight week course designed to teach mindfulness skills with an emphasis on mindful eating.
Other Name: MEAL



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Eating behaviors [ Time Frame: baseline, 2 months, 5 months ]
    The TFEQ will be administered. Subscales for emotional eating, uncontrolled eating and cognitive restraint will be assessed


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Nutrition intake [ Time Frame: baseline, 2 months, 5 months ]
    The ASA-24 and the DHQ will be administered to assess nutritional intake



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) > 26

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychotic disorders
  • Poorly controlled bipolar disorder
  • Borderline or antisocial personality disorder
  • A diagnosed eating disorder

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01616368


Sponsors and Collaborators
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
American College of Gastroenterology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Kearney, MD Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research

Responsible Party: David Kearney, Staff Physician, Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616368     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MIRB 00458
First Posted: June 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014