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Weight Loss on the Web: A Pilot Study Comparing a Commercial Website to a Structured Behavioral Intervention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00263172
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 22, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Vermont

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE December 5, 2005
First Posted Date  ICMJE December 7, 2005
Last Update Posted Date January 22, 2010
Study Start Date  ICMJE February 2003
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 5, 2005)
weight change
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 5, 2005)
  • social influence components
  • eating behavior
  • web usage correlation to weight change
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Weight Loss on the Web: A Pilot Study Comparing a Commercial Website to a Structured Behavioral Intervention
Official Title  ICMJE Not Provided
Brief Summary The primary purpose of this study was to compare weight loss achieved through a behavioral online intervention vs. a commercial self-help website. The investigators hypothesized that there would be no difference in weight loss between groups.
Detailed Description Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Novel approaches are needed to address this issue on a broad scale. The internet holds promise as a way to disseminate effective weight loss strategies. The primary purpose of this study was to compare weight loss achieved through a behavioral online intervention vs. a commercial self-help website. A second aim was to evaluate the utilization of web components and their relationship to weight loss between groups and within groups in order to determine what aspects of web usage correlate to weight loss.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Obesity
  • Diet Therapy
  • Weight Loss
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: behavior modification for weight loss
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE March 2005
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI between 25 and 39.9 kg/m2
  • 18 or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Planned to move within 1 year
  • Planned a pregnancy within 1 year
  • Take medications with weight implications
  • Unable to exercise moderately
  • Participating in another weight loss program
  • Lacked minimum computer requirements
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00263172
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CHRMS# 03-022
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Vermont
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Doris E Ogden, MS, LCMHC University of Vermont
PRS Account University of Vermont
Verification Date December 2005

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