SCALE: Small Changes and Lasting Effects
This trial has been completed.
|Treatments||group 1, group 2|
|Sponsor||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|
|Start date||October 2009|
|End date||September 2014|
|Trial size||405 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01198990, 0908010566|
The goal of this study is to translate basic behavioral and social science discoveries into effective behavioral interventions that reduce obesity and obesity related morbidity in Black and Latino communities. This intervention will focus on promoting small changes in eating behavior and increasing physical activity among Black and Latino participants in Harlem and the South Bronx. The desired result from these activities is individual weight loss that will be sustained years after participation in the study.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
|Bronx, NY||Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center||completed|
|Bronx, NY||East Side House Settlement||completed|
|Bronx, NY||Iglesia Congregacion Cristiana del Bronx||completed|
|New York, NY||Renaissance Health Care Network||completed|
|New York, NY||Abyssinian Baptist Church||completed|
|New York, NY||Metropolitan Methodist Church||completed|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Primary purpose||health services research|
Percent weight loss
time frame: 12 months
All participants from 21 years up to 100 years old.
- Unable to provide informed consent in either English or Spanish for any reason, including cognitive impairment, psychiatric illness, drug or alcohol addiction
- Pregnant or are planning to become pregnant within the year
- Participating in another weight loss program or trial
- On medications for obesity
- Have a history of bulimia;
- history of surgery for obesity;
- Have severe comorbid diseases that can lead to unintentional weight change including cancer, HIV/AIDS, congestive heart failure.
- They live in an institutional setting (nursing home, prison or group home).
- Have severe disease or are terminally ill, including stroke, myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease requiring angioplasty.
|Official title||SCALE: Small Changes and Lasting Effects|
|Principal investigator||Mary Charlson, MD|
|Description||SCALE is a five year study (October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2014) funded by NHLBI. The study will examine the possibility and acceptance of a mindful eating intervention in African American and Latino participants. We will test whether positive thinking can protect participants against the negative impact that stress and depression can have on making positive behavior changes such as mindful eating and physical activity. Currently, the SCALE study is in the trial phase. Among overweight or obese Black or Latino adults who live in Harlem or the South Bronx, the primary goal of this project is to achieve weight loss of 7% or more over 12 months by making small sustained changes in eating behavior coupled with sustained increases in physical activity. Participants are enrolled for 12 months and are randomized to one of two study groups. Group 1: Will choose one of ten small change eating strategies, a physical activity goal and will receive the positive affect/self affirmation component. Group 2: Will choose one of ten small change eating strategies and a physical activity goal For inquiries regarding potential enrollment in this study, please contact Rosio Ramos at 646-962-5070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
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