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Behavioral Self-Regulation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Miriam Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 18, 2007
Last updated: April 12, 2012
Last verified: January 2008

June 18, 2007
April 12, 2012
April 2007
November 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
weight change [ Time Frame: 10 weeks and 20 weeks ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00488228 on Archive Site
eating disorder symptoms, physical activity, body image, mood symptoms, and self-efficacy about eating behavior [ Time Frame: 10 weeks and 20 weeks ]
eating disorder symptoms, physical activity, body image, moos symptoms, and self-efficacy about eating behavior [ Time Frame: 10 weeks and 20 weeks ]
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Behavioral Self-Regulation
Behavioral Self-Regulation for Weight Loss in Young Adults
The purpose of this pilot study is to determine whether incorporating self-regulation training using daily weighing is efficacious within a behavioral weight loss program specifically targeting young adults.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Behavioral: self-regulation
The current study involves a behavioral weight loss intervention tailored specifically to young adults. All participants receive calorie and activity prescriptions as well as training in behavior modification. In addition, one group receives training in self-regulation techniques using daily weighing.
  • Experimental: 1
    Participants in the behavioral self-regulation intervention will receive a modified standard treatment that incorporates daily weighing and training in self-regulation methods for weight loss. All treatment modules are adapted for a young adult age group.
    Intervention: Behavioral: self-regulation
  • Experimental: 2
    Participants in the Standard group will receive a brief version of standard behavioral weight loss treatment with treatment modules tailored to better meet the needs of young adults.
    Intervention: Behavioral: self-regulation
Gokee-Larose J, Gorin AA, Wing RR. Behavioral self-regulation for weight loss in young adults: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Feb 16;6:10. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-6-10.

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November 2007
November 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • body mass index between 27 and 40
  • age between 21 and 35

Exclusion Criteria:

  • report a history of eating disorder or a current eating disorder
  • report a heart condition or other medical condition that would limit ability to participate in an exercise program without direct supervision from physician
  • report major psychiatric diseases or organic brain syndromes
  • currently participating in another weight loss program, are taking a weight loss medication, or have lost more than 5% of body weight curing last 6 months
  • pregnant, lactating, or less than 6 months post-partum
  • intend to move out of city within the time frame of the investigation or will miss multiple meetings during the study time frame
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
CMTT# 2096-07
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The Miriam Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
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Study Director: Jessica G LaRose, Ph.D. The Miriam Hospital
Principal Investigator: Rena R Wing, PhD The Miriam Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
January 2008

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