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A Test of Different Degrees of Cost Sharing on Program Uptake and Attendance

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01756066
First Posted: December 24, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2015
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Collaborators:
Harvard University
Duke University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
December 19, 2012
December 24, 2012
December 21, 2015
January 2013
July 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Uptake [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
the percent of patients who sign up for the program, by arm
Same as current
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Efficacy [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
Program attendance and weight loss among participants who sign up for the program
Same as current
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A Test of Different Degrees of Cost Sharing on Program Uptake and Attendance
A Test of Different Degrees of Cost Sharing on Program Uptake and Attendance
To test the uptake of four different cost sharing discounts for enrolling in the Weight Watchers weight loss program as well as outcomes (program attendance and weight loss) over 12 months.
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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Obesity
Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing
  • Active Comparator: A
    Participant has 50% subsidy, i.e. gets a 50% discount off regular price of the program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing
  • Experimental: B
    Participant has 100% subsidy, i.e. program attendance is free
    Intervention: Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing
  • Experimental: C
    Participant has 80% subsidy; i.e. gets 80% discount off regular price of the program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing
  • Experimental: D
    Participant has 50% subsidy up front (i.e. pays 50%), with possibility for 100% subsidy based on attaining monthly participation goals
    Intervention: Behavioral: Different levels of cost sharing
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
1239
November 2014
July 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Must be employee of Vanguard Health Systems over the age of 18
  2. Must have a BMI of 21 or greater

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Must not be under the age of 18
  2. Must not have a BMI lower than 21
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT01756066
816444
No
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University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
  • Harvard University
  • Duke University
Principal Investigator: Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
December 2015

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