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Pilot Trial of a Telephone Weight Loss, Nutrition, Exercise Study

2018-11-18 20:06:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Many behavioral weight loss interventions have been developed, but still have significant limitations in terms of achieving clinically significant, sustained weight loss. A recent study incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in a randomized clinical trial resulted in participants who attained significantly greater 12-month weight loss in the ACT arm than those assigned to standard behavioral treatment, suggesting that ACT may have the potential to improve behavioral weight loss outcomes. The investigators have developed a novel telephone-delivered version of the ACT behavioral weight loss intervention, based on proven success using ACT telephone counseling intervention for smoking cessation.

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There is consistent evidence from observational studies that higher amounts of body fat are associated with increased risks of cancer. Many behavioral weight loss interventions have been developed, but still have significant limitations in terms of achieving clinically significant, sustained weight loss. A recent study incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in a randomized clinical trial resulted in participants who attained significantly greater 12-month weight loss in the ACT arm than those assigned to standard behavioral treatment, suggesting that ACT may have the potential to improve behavioral weight loss outcomes. However, this study required in-person clinic visits with treatment groups, which limits its potential reach and disseminability. The investigators have developed a novel telephone-delivered version of the ACT behavioral weight loss intervention, based on our proven success using ACT telephone counseling intervention for smoking cessation. There will be a two-arm pilot randomized trial (N = 100), comparing the ACT telephone intervention to a standard behavioral treatment (SBT) telephone control. The pilot RCT will yield engagement, receptivity, and preliminary weight loss results that will provide critical and timely weight loss intervention data.

Study Design

Conditions

Weight Loss

Intervention

TALK study group, TALK control group

Location

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle
Washington
United States
98109

Status

Recruiting

Source

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Results (where available)

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