Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions obesity, binge eating disorder
Treatments guided self-help, pure self-help
Sponsor Francine Rosselli
Collaborator Wesleyan University
Start date January 2013
End date September 2014
Trial size 130 participants
Trial identifier NCT01888406, 1R15DK092768-O1A1

Summary

BEST4US compares the effectiveness of two forms of self-help interventions that target college students, ages 18 years to 22 years, who report binge eating. The overall question is whether one or the other format will prevent excess weight gain and lead to differences in eating behaviors. The two formats are (1) "pure self-help" (receipt of a self-help program via book form or online texts) and (2) a combination of the self-help program and guidance provided by a trained peer coach over the course of 8 weekly sessions.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
Participants receive self-help materials, including a book (Overcoming Binge Eating by C. Fairburn, handouts, and online resources. In addition, participants receive 8 individual sessions with a peer coach who supports participants in working the self-help program.
guided self-help
(Other)
Participants receive self-help materials, including a book (Overcoming Binge Eating by C. Fairburn, handouts, and online resources.
pure self-help

Primary Outcomes

Measure
BMI
time frame: Baseline, post-intervention (8-week), and 6-month follow-up

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Cessation of Binge Eating
time frame: Baseline, post-intervention (8-week), and 6-month follow-up

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 22 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - binge eating episodes at least once per week in the past 28 days - 18 to 22 years old - full-time student at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT, USA) or Manchester Community College (Manchester, CT, USA) Exclusion Criteria: - purging more than once per week in the past three months - BMI less than 18 or greater than/equal to 40 - currently pregnant - severe depressive symptoms or suicidality

Additional Information

Official title Targeting Binge Eating to Prevent Weight Gain in College Students
Principal investigator Ruth Striegel, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Wesleyan University.