New Media Obesity Treatment in Community Health Centers

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University Identifier:
First received: April 3, 2013
Last updated: July 28, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

This purpose of this trial is to determine whether a 12-month eHealth behavioral intervention that includes interactive self-monitoring and feedback, tailored skills training materials, telephone counseling calls, and primary care physician (PCP) counseling will produce greater weight change at 12 months than a standard primary care control.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: eHealth weight loss intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: New Media Obesity Treatment in Community Health Centers

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Further study details as provided by Duke University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight change [ Time Frame: Baseline - 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Weight will be measured at baseline and 12 months using a SECA 876 scale.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The achievement and maintenance of > 5% weight loss [ Time Frame: Baseline - 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Weight will be measured at baseline and 12 months using a SECA 876 scale.

  • Diet [ Time Frame: Baseline - 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Dietary assessments will be performed at baseline and 12 months using the ASA24, a self-administered dietary recall measure developed by the National Cancer Institute.

  • Cardiometabolic risk markers [ Time Frame: Baseline - 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Risk markers include waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, lipid panel and A1c levels

  • Global Framingham risk score [ Time Frame: Baseline - 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Framingham Risk Score is a validated scoring system used to determine an individual's chances of developing cardiovascular disease. We will calculate this score at baseline and 12 months.

  • An evaluation of the intervention's impact and dissemination potential using the Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: Baseline -12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Physical activity will be measured at baseline and 12 months using the GPAQ (the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire developed by the World Health Organization).

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: eHealth weight loss intervention
The 12-month eHealth behavioral intervention includes interactive self-monitoring and feedback, tailored skills training materials, telephone counseling calls from a study coach, and primary care provider counseling.
Behavioral: eHealth weight loss intervention
No Intervention: Usual care
Participants in the usual care arm will receive the usual primary care services offered by their community health center primary care providers.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 1 visit in the previous 12 months to an adult medicine, internal medicine, or family practice provider at a participating community health center
  • BMI between 30.0-45.0 kg/m2 and weight ≤ 320 pounds
  • Diagnosis of hypertension or diabetes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in previous 12 months
  • Heart attack/stroke in previous 2 years
  • Active cancer diagnosis
  • Current participation in another weight loss study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01827800

United States, North Carolina
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
Principal Investigator: Gary Bennett, PhD Duke University
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Duke University Identifier: NCT01827800     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B0033
Study First Received: April 3, 2013
Last Updated: July 28, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Duke University:
weight loss
primary care

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Nutrition Disorders
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