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Motivations for Weight Loss

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: February 9, 2001
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
This study tests the effects of emphasizing different motivations for wanting to lose weight on weight loss maintenance in women. At the start of the study, participants will be weighed and will complete questionnaires about their health, weight history, eating and exercise habits, body satisfaction and mood. Participants will then be randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatments. Participants in all 4 groups will receive information on topics related to eating and exercise, and will receive calorie and fat intake goals, and exercise goals. The 4 treatments will differ in the emphasis given to various reasons for wanting to lose weight. At 6, 12 and 18 months after enrollment, participants will again have weights measured and fill out questionnaires.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Weight loss motivations

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Weight Loss Motivations and Long-term Weight Loss

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Study Start Date: September 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index greater than or equal to 27 and less than or equal to 35
  • Rating both physical appearance and health concerns as important motivations for weight loss
  • Successful completion of a food and exercise diary over a 5-day period
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00011115

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00011115     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Klem-Motivation (completed)
R01DK058387 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: February 9, 2001
Last Updated: January 12, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Loss
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 22, 2017