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Promoting Healthy Weight With 'Stability Skills First'

Losing weight has many health benefits for women such as reducing the risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. However, women often struggle with maintaining the weight they have lost. This may be because they need to learn skills for maintaining weight, not just losing weight.

When is the optimal time is to learn these maintenance skills? It may be better to lose weight first and then learn maintenance skills since people may feel good about the weight they have lost and be motivated to maintain. Alternatively, it may be better to learn maintenance skills first and then lose weight since they may experience how easy it is to use these maintenance skills and become confident they can maintain a weight loss in the future.

Therefore, this study will examine whether learning these maintenance skills--before or after losing weight--helps women succeed at maintaining weight loss.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Stanford Investigator(s):

Intervention(s):

  • Behavioral: Behavioral weight-loss/lifestyle interventions

Phase:

N/A

Eligibility


Inclusion Criteria:

These criteria include: women of any ethnic background; age 21 years or older; BMI 27-40;
non diabetic; not pregnant or not planning to become pregnant within the next year and a
half; planning to remain in the area for the next year and a half; not following a special
diet; not participating in any other research trial, not participating in another
weight-loss program or weight or eating habits support group; able to participate in
physical activity; free of heart disease, including stroke, heart attack, coronary artery
bypass surgery, or balloon angioplasty; stable blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid and/or
hormone medications for at least 3 months; not taking weight-loss medications, and
successful and timely completion of the eligibility process.

Exclusion Criteria:

These criteria include: all men; women younger than 21 years of age; BMI outside of range
27-40; diabetic; pregnant or planning to become pregnant within the next year and a half;
not planning to remain in the area for the next year and a half; following a special diet;
participating in another research trial; participating in another weight-loss program or
weight or eating habits support group; not able to participate in physical activity; has a
history of heart disease, including stroke, heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery,
or balloon angioplasty; taking blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, and/or hormone
medications for less than 3 months; taking weight-loss medications, or unsuccessful and/or
untimely completion of the eligibility process.

Ages Eligible for Study

21 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study

Female

Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Michaela Kiernan
Not Recruiting