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Sleep Plus Eating Routines for Weight Loss

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rena R. Wing, The Miriam Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 26, 2012
Last updated: January 3, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The present study will test the effectiveness of two different approaches for preparing overweight/obese individuals for weight loss: 1)providing important information about weight control, including dispelling common myths; or 2) developing a consistent sleep and eating routine to prepare for the challenges of a weight control intervention.

Condition Intervention Phase
Overweight and Obesity
Behavioral: Weight Loss Education
Behavioral: Sleep and Eating Routine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Increasing Sleep Duration: A Novel Approach to Weight Control. Study 5-Randomized Trial of Sleep Plus Eating Routines as An Approach to Prepare Participants for Weight Loss

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Further study details as provided by Rena R. Wing, The Miriam Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Executive Control [ Time Frame: 4 and 20 weeks ]
    Executive control is measured by a variety of computer assessments. These include Go-No Go, delayed discounting, and perseverence as measured by mirror tracing and a hand grip task.

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: March 2016
Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Weight Loss Education
Provides participants with important information about weight control and healthy eating prior to treatment to prepare participants for participation in a weight loss program and enhance outcomes.
Behavioral: Weight Loss Education
Active Comparator: Sleep and Eating Routine
Establish a consistent sleep and eating routine prior to treatment to prepare participants for participation in a weight loss program and enhance outcomes.
Behavioral: Sleep and Eating Routine


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 21 to 65
  • BMI 25 to 45
  • sleep 7 hours or less most nights

Exclusion Criteria:

  • use of medications affecting sleep
  • sleep apnea
  • shift work
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01717352

United States, Rhode Island
Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Principal Investigator: Rena R Wing, PhD The Miriam Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rena R. Wing, Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, The Miriam Hospital Identifier: NCT01717352     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: U01CA150387-Study 5
U01CA150387 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: October 26, 2012
Last Updated: January 3, 2017

Keywords provided by Rena R. Wing, The Miriam Hospital:
Weight loss

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Loss
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes processed this record on May 25, 2017