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The Healthy Lifestyle Study

This study has been completed.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2005
Last updated: July 25, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
July 6, 2005
July 25, 2011
September 2004
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change in body mass index
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00119964 on Archive Site
  • quality of life
  • blood pressure
  • hemoglobin A1c
  • total cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • HANDS depression score
  • wellness score on Summex Health Risk Appraisal
  • health care costs
  • unscheduled paid time off
Same as current
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The Healthy Lifestyle Study
Weight Management for a Defined Employee Population Using an Interactive eHealth Portal

The purpose of this study is to determine if an internet-based intervention will be effective in improving the lifestyle and weight of an obese employee population.

The intervention will last 12 months, and includes a weight tracker, a food intake tracker, an activity tracker, a calorie balance tool, an electronic discussion board, and electronic greeting cards.

The study will compare two groups over time, one of which will utilize the electronic tools, and one of which will not. The samples will be drawn from the employees of a metro-Milwaukee hospital, and will consist of obese (Body Mass Index, or BMI, of 30 or greater) employees only.

The primary outcome will be change in weight over the study time period as measured by the BMI. Secondary outcome measures will include quality of life, blood pressure, tests of blood sugar, cholesterol, presence of depression, lifestyle wellness score, health care costs and productivity.

Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Behavioral: internet based weight management tools
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obesity as defined by a BMI of 30 or greater
  • The ability to speak and understand english
  • Health insurance coverage through First Health (Aurora's employee insurance plan)
  • Not currently on another formal weight management program
  • Not currently taking any weight loss medications
  • Not currently disabled in such a way that participation would be precluded
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Alison Lux, MD Aurora Health Care
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
July 2011

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