Applying Social Comparison Theory to Behavioral Weight Loss: Does Modifying Group Membership Improve Outcome?

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Status

Completed

Conditions

Obesity

Treatments

Behavioral: Standard behavioral treatment for weight loss
Behavioral: Modified behavioral treatment for weight loss

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00716027
2034-08

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a modified behavioral treatment for weight loss that includes one-on-one treatment for individuals struggling to lose weight is associated with more weight loss than a standard behavioral treatment.

Enrollment

80 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

21 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

BMI between 27 and 45 kg/m2

Exclusion criteria

  • participating in a weight loss program or taking a weight loss medication
  • currently pregnant, lactating, or less than 6-months post-partum or plan to become pregnant during the time of the intervention.
  • report a heart condition, chest pain during periods of activity or rest, or loss of consciousness
  • report conditions that would render the participant unlikely to follow the study protocol (e.g., terminal illness, relocation, substance abuse, sever psychiatric condition, dementia).

Trial design

80 participants in 2 patient groups

1
Active Comparator group
Description:
A 24-week intervention in which individuals will meet weekly to be instructed on behavioral change associated with weight loss, including modifying dietary intake, self-monitoring weight and eating behaviors, and increasing physical activity.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Standard behavioral treatment for weight loss
2
Experimental group
Description:
A 24-week intervention in which individuals will meet weekly to be instructed on behavioral change associated with weight loss, including modifying dietary intake, self-monitoring weight and eating behaviors, and increasing physical activity. In this intervention, individuals not meeting weight loss goals will be given one-on-one treatment.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Modified behavioral treatment for weight loss

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