CLINICAL TRIAL

Stretching Exercise Intervention for Obesity

EnrollingByInvitation · 18+ · Female · Chapel Hill, NC

This study is evaluating whether a stretching intervention is better than a control condition for pregnant women.

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About the trial for Obesity

Eligible Conditions
Cardiovascular Risk · Obesity · Pregnancy Related

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Stretching Exercise Intervention is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Stretching Exercise Intervention
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

About The Treatment

Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Stretching Exercise Intervention
2013
N/A
~40

Eligibility

This trial is for female patients aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Singleton pregnancy
Pregnant at less than 24 weeks gestation
BMI ≥ 30 kg/m^2 at their first prenatal care visit
English or Spanish speaking
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Baseline to 37 gestational weeks
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Baseline to 37 gestational weeks
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Baseline to 37 gestational weeks.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Stretching Exercise Intervention will improve 10 primary outcomes and 12 secondary outcomes in patients with Obesity. Measurement will happen over the course of From baseline (27 weeks gestation) through delivery.

Neonatal intensive care unit admission at the end of pregnancy
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Presence of a neonatal intensive care unit admission in the electronic medical record.
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Composite Score of Fetal/Neonatal Outcomes at the End of Pregnancy.
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
The composite score of fetal/neonatal outcomes (intrauterine death, child being small, child being large, neonatal intensive care admission) is obtained at the end of pregnancy. Scores range from 0-4, with higher scores indicating a less healthy fetus/neonate.
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Child being large for gestational age at the end of pregnancy
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Presence of the child being large for gestational age in the electronic medical record.
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Child being small for gestational age at the end of pregnancy
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Presence of the child being small for gestational age in the electronic medical record.
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Composite score of Maternal Outcomes at the End of Pregnancy.
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
The composite score of maternal outcomes (onset of preeclampsia, eclampsia pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, preterm delivery, and elective or emergency cesarean section) is obtained at the end of pregnancy. Scores range from 0-6, with higher scores indicating a less healthy pregnancy.
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Onset of gestational diabetes anytime between baseline (27 weeks) and the end of pregnancy
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
Presence of gestational diabetes anytime between baseline (27 weeks gestation) and the end of pregnancy in the electronic medical record.
FROM BASELINE (27 WEEKS GESTATION) THROUGH DELIVERY
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Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for obesity?

Although it is true that almost half (49%) of patients with obesity in our study reported no treatment, it is necessary to be aware that almost two thirds (63%) reported treatment for obesity (including dietary treatment and behavioral treatment). However, even though these treatments were considered more effective than usual practice, almost half (53%) still failed to achieve the target weight.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of obesity?

Obesity can cause fatigue, loss of appetite, difficulty walking, and loss of balance.\n\nSigns of Diabetes - Symptoms will vary depending on if it's type 1 or type 2.\n\nSigns of a blood clot: - Blood clots are the most common cause of thrombosis (blood clots) in the legs (mostly in the calf).

Anonymous Patient Answer

How many people get obesity a year in the United States?

A variety of methods show that the United States is one of the four top consuming consumers of all fast-food products and foods, more so than any other country (Mexico, Brazil, and Canada). It is also the second- or third-most-consuming country by percentage of diet energy, caloric consumption, and total per capita calorie and food items. Only Mexico ranks second. These data suggest that America's public-health policy efforts to reduce the fat and sugar content and promote healthy weight loss on food items will be required to reduce diet-disease-related health outcomes in the United States.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes obesity?

Eating and exercise habits are important contributors to lifestyle. There is a large genetic component to obesity, and a significant environmental component in which genes, diet, and other factors combine to allow some individuals to increase their risk. Obesity occurs most often in a portion of the population and is becoming increasingly common in the most affluent regions of the globe.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can obesity be cured?

In a controlled clinical setting, obese patients with type II diabetes had a greater rate of weight loss compared with matched nonobese diabetic controls. However, the greater weight loss rate in these obese patients was accompanied by more rapid development of cardiovascular disease, and the longer the duration of follow-up, the greater the rate of weight regain.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is obesity?

Obesity is a condition characterized by significant fat accumulation around the body's organs and bloodstream, such that people are at a greater risk for chronic diseases. These health problems can be managed if weight loss by diet and exercise is undertaken. In the UK it is estimated that by 2030 the total healthcare costs of obesity will reach £10 Billion PPI payments to provide incentives by the National Health Service were increased from 4% of health and social care to 30.1% in 2004 PPI payments to health trusts for referrals on a compulsory first episode for suspected or diagnosed obesity reduced by 10% from 2.7% of total health and social care to 2.2% in 2004.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How serious can obesity be?

Most people believe obesity is an unhealthy condition, and a significant number believe that it may be a life-threatening disease. Although a large percentage of Americans have obesity, most people do not believe that their obesity is a serious condition and do not want a serious medical follow-up. The discrepancy between perceived seriousness and actual seriousness will have to change if you want people to respond to your efforts to help them.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is stretching exercise intervention safe for people?

The combination of stretching exercises with moderate intensity aerobic exercise seems to be safe in terms of muscle soreness and swelling in obese women over a period of 3 weeks, but further studies should include larger patient groups and a higher definition of outcome measures that are more difficult to detect on the basis of the literature reviews undertaken in this review.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is stretching exercise intervention?

A 10week stretch exercise intervention did not have a significant effect on blood pressure or cardiorespiratory fitness in prehypertensive obese adults, and was not effective at decreasing cardiorespiratory fitness in lean and overweight obese adults. For obese adults who are physically active, a structured exercise intervention should be offered to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in the long-term.

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Does obesity run in families?

This is the first study to test whether BMI and waist circumference are inheritable. We concluded that BMI and waist circumference are highly heritable and that the genetic contribution to adiposity varies with the ethnicity of the population and the degree to which obesity poses a health risk to the individual (i.e., the individual's race/ethnicity, gender and age). Although our study did not measure the weight of offspring, these findings could inform the design of early intervention and/or prevention programs for obesity. Further research is needed to identify genetic loci that contribute to the development of obesity.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Has stretching exercise intervention proven to be more effective than a placebo?

The present data suggest that the benefits provided by a simple and inexpensive rehabilitation programme could be a result of exercise improvement and/or exercise training enhancement. Recent findings of this trial do not justify long term stretch intervention.

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Is stretching exercise intervention typically used in combination with any other treatments?

Findings from a recent study of this systematic review indicate that no high-quality clinical trial has investigated the effects of stretching exercises combined with other interventions. When exercising exercises are paired with a treatment, the combination may provide superior results to either type of exercise alone. It remains unclear if the effectiveness of either exercise type is improved further by stretching.

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