Dissemination of a Weight Management Program Among US Veterans

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Brief Summary:
This study is being conducted with the Veterans Affairs National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (VANCP), which is overseeing the current dissemination of MOVE! (Managing Overweight/Obesity for Veterans Everywhere), a national weight management program for veterans. It will be based at 10 local sites in the national network of VA medical settings and community-based outpatient clinics and will compare two different models for disseminating and implementing MOVE! using a randomized experimental design. One study arm will implement the MOVE* VETS! (Volunteer Education and Tailored Self-management and support) model that includes tailored newsletters and peer counseling MI calls and activities, and the other will receive the standard MOVE! program.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Body Weight Behavioral: MOVE*VETS Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this research is to study the dissemination and implementation of MOVE!. MOVE! is a national weight management program for veterans that has moved form pilot to full dissemination. Overweight and obesity are rapidly rising in the United States and interventions to combat this epidemic are desperately needed. Within the VA population, approximately 70% of veterans are overweight and or obese. Participants will be male and female Veterans, aged 21 and over receiving health services at one of the 10 study sites, who qualify for the MOVE! program. We are recruiting a minimum of 800 -1000 Veterans to complete a baseline survey at the 10 VA sites participating in the study. Participants at the 10 VA sites are recruited during a primary care visit by primary care provider, they will not be chosen based on the presence or absence of any disease, thus health status will vary. The primary outcome measures will be participation after enrollment into MOVE! and participant weight loss.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 732 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Dissemination of a Weight Management Program Among US Veterans
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: MOVE!
Participants will receive the usual VA MOVE! Program. These elements include a baseline assessment, brief clinic counseling session about weight, printed targeted health information on weight management and behaviors, and opportunities to participate in group sessions at the VA site and telephone follow-up from MOVE! clinic staff.
Active Comparator: MOVE*VETS
Participants will receive the same MOVE! program as the control group plus 4 tailored newsletters on the study health behavior topics created from the baseline survey. Also 2-4 counseling calls from volunteer veteran peer counselors.
Behavioral: MOVE*VETS
Receiving 4 tailored newsletters on the study health behavior topics created from the baseline survey. Also 2-4 counseling calls from peer counselors.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Primary study outcome measures at the participant level will be program participation and effectiveness in achieving weight loss. [ Time Frame: At enrollment and 6 months post-enrollment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Secondary outcome measures include improved self-management behaviors (diet and physical activity),psychosocial factors, awareness and utilization of program components/activities, and perceptions of the program/organization. [ Time Frame: enrollment to 6 months post-enrollment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Receiving primary care at the one of the 10 selected VA centers
  • BMI 25 or over
  • 21 years old, no upper age limit
  • Pregnant women may participate in the study with the approval of the VA medical staff

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not a patient at one of the 10 VA sites
  • BMI less than 25
  • Under 21 years of age
  • Pregnant without medical approval to participate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00998452

United States, California
West Los Angeles, California, United States, 90073
United States, Connecticut
West Haven VAMC
West Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06516
United States, Illinois
Jesse Brown VAMC
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Edward Hines Jr. VAMC
Hines, Illinois, United States, 60141
United States, Massachusetts
Boston VAMC
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
United States, Minnesota
Minneapolis VAMC
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55417
United States, Nebraska
Omaha VAMC
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68105
United States, North Carolina
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599-7294
United States, Texas
Audie L. Murphy VAMC
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
United States, Utah
George E. Wahlen VAMC
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84148
United States, Washington
VA Puget Sound HCS
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Bryan Weiner, PhD UNC Chapel Hill

Responsible Party: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Identifier: NCT00998452     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-0350
First Posted: October 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2017
Last Verified: February 2013

Keywords provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
Physical Activity
MOVE! Program

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms