Weight Loss and Maintenance for Rural, African American Communities of Faith (The WORD)
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatments||weight loss core, weight loss core plus maintenance|
|Sponsor||University of Arkansas|
|Collaborator||National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)|
|Start date||March 2012|
|End date||December 2017|
|Trial size||450 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02169947, 134125, 2P20MD002329-06|
The WORD (Wholeness, Oneness, Righteousness, Deliverance) is a faith-based weight loss study in rural, African American adults of faith. The study will see whether a weight loss + maintenance intervention will cause participants to maintain their weight better than a weight loss only intervention.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||double blind (subject, investigator)|
Change in weight from 6 months to 18 months
time frame: Change from 6 months to 18 months
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - African American - Aged 18 and older - Have a BMI ) > 25 kg/m² - Associated with a participating church through membership or participation in a church activity - Free of medical problems that might contraindicated participation in a behavioral weight reduction program containing an exercise component - Individuals taking sulfonylureas who have a letter from their doctor supporting their participation in the study will be considered eligible Exclusion Criteria - Not had a heart attack or stroke in the past 6 months - Not currently on medication that might affect weight loss or require medical monitoring (i.e. insulin) - Not pregnant, not pregnant in the previous six months, or lactating - Not enrolled in another weight reduction program - Agree to complete the program assigned to them - Never had weight loss surgery - Not have lost more than 10% body weight in the previous 6 months - Not have a clinically significant medical condition likely to impact weight or any condition that makes it unlikely the participant would be available to follow the protocol for 18 months
|Official title||Weight Loss and Maintenance for Rural, African American Communities of Faith (The WORD)|
|Principal investigator||Karen Yeary, PhD|
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