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A Test of Different Degrees of Cost Sharing on Program Uptake and Attendance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01756066
First Posted: December 24, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2015
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Collaborators:
Harvard University
Duke University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
  Purpose
To test the uptake of four different cost sharing discounts for enrolling in the Weight Watchers weight loss program as well as outcomes (program attendance and weight loss) over 12 months.

Condition Intervention
Obesity Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Test of Different Degrees of Cost Sharing on Program Uptake and Attendance

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Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Uptake [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    the percent of patients who sign up for the program, by arm


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Program attendance and weight loss among participants who sign up for the program


Enrollment: 1239
Study Start Date: January 2013
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A
Participant has 50% subsidy, i.e. gets a 50% discount off regular price of the program
Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing
Experimental: B
Participant has 100% subsidy, i.e. program attendance is free
Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing
Experimental: C
Participant has 80% subsidy; i.e. gets 80% discount off regular price of the program
Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing
Experimental: D
Participant has 50% subsidy up front (i.e. pays 50%), with possibility for 100% subsidy based on attaining monthly participation goals
Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Must be employee of Vanguard Health Systems over the age of 18
  2. Must have a BMI of 21 or greater

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Must not be under the age of 18
  2. Must not have a BMI lower than 21
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01756066


Locations
United States, North Carolina
Ingersoll Rand
Davidson, North Carolina, United States, 28036
United States, Tennessee
Vanguard Health Systems
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37215
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Harvard University
Duke University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01756066     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 816444
First Submitted: December 19, 2012
First Posted: December 24, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
Obesity
Weight loss program
incentives