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Obesity and Financial Incentives (Obesity)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01629576
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2012 by Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 27, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
Investigate whether economic incentives help obese individuals to lose weight.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Other: economic incentive Early Phase 1

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 700 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Finanzielle Anreize Zur Reduktion Von Übergewicht
Study Start Date : March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2014
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: control group
Experimental: low reward
economic incentive
Other: economic incentive
economic incentive for weight loss
Experimental: high reward
economic incentive
Other: economic incentive
economic incentive for weight loss


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. bodyweight [ Time Frame: 22 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI above 30
  • age between 18 anf 75
  • registered residence in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg

Exclusion Criteria:

  • considerable language barriers
  • pregnancy
  • psychological disorders
  • eating disorders
  • tumor disease within last five years
  • abuse of alcohol
  • abuse of drugs
  • serious general diseases
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Germany
Bad Kissingen, Baden-Würrttemberg, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research
More Information

Responsible Party: Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01629576     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 010902
First Posted: June 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

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