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Weight Watchers Online (WWO)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01888172
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 27, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 23, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Weight Watchers International
University of Tennessee
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John Graham Thomas, The Miriam Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to conduct a randomized controlled trial to compare the weight losses produced by the Weight Watchers Online program (WWO) and WWO plus the Philips ActiveLink physical activity system, over a 1-year period, compared to a control group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Overweight Obesity Behavioral: Weight Watchers Online Program Device: Philips ActiveLink Behavioral: Eating and Activity Newsletter Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 270 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Weight Watchers Online
Study Start Date : May 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Weight Watchers Online Behavioral: Weight Watchers Online Program
Access to the Weight Watchers Online program available via the Internet on personal computers, tablet computers, and smartphones.

Experimental: Weight Watchers Online + ActiveLink Behavioral: Weight Watchers Online Program
Access to the Weight Watchers Online program available via the Internet on personal computers, tablet computers, and smartphones.

Device: Philips ActiveLink
Provision of a key-chain sized physical activity monitor that interfaces with the Weight Watchers website to promote exercise and give feedback on progress towards exercise goals.

Active Comparator: Internet Delivered Eating and Activity Program Behavioral: Eating and Activity Newsletter
General information on healthy eating and physical activity habits and the medical consequences of overweight/obesity and weight loss.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in body weight, measured in kilograms [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after randomizaiton ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Engagement with the electronic intervention system [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after randomization ]
    The frequency with with participants interact with the Weight Watchers Online and control group websites.

  2. Blood pressure [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after randomization ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index (BMI) between 27 and 40 kg/m2
  • All ethnic groups will be recruited
  • English speaking
  • Have access to the Internet via a computer, and basic computer skills

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Report health problems that make weight loss or unsupervised exercise unsafe or unreasonable
  • Report a heart condition, chest pain during periods of activity or rest, or loss of consciousness on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
  • Are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or intend to become pregnant in the next 12 months
  • Are planning to move outside of the state within the next 12 months
  • Report any cognitive or physical limitations that preclude use of a personal computer
  • Have participated in a study conducted by the WCDRC or UT in the past 2 years
  • Have followed a commercial weight-loss program within the previous 6 months or who are currently following a commercial weight loss program
  • Weight loss of ≥ 5% of initial body weight in the last 6 months
  • History of clinically diagnosed eating disorder excluding Binge Eating Disorder.
  • Previous surgical procedure for weight loss
  • Currently taking weight loss medication
  • Treatment of cancer within the last 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01888172


Locations
United States, Rhode Island
Miriam Hospital Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
United States, Tennessee
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37996
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Weight Watchers International
University of Tennessee

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: John Graham Thomas, Assistant Professor (Research), The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01888172     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WeightWatchersOnline
First Posted: June 27, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 23, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms