This trial is evaluating whether mental contrasting with implementation intentions will improve 1 primary outcome and 5 secondary outcomes in patients with Obesity. Measurement will happen over the course of baseline, 6 and 12 months.
This trial requires 366 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Mental Contrasting With Implementation Intentions 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.
"Most people do not know that environmental factors and eating habits contribute to the risk for obesity. While genetics have been known for many decades, the role of environmental factors has not gotten much attention until recently. The development of obesity is most closely associated with lifestyle choices and the environment. Weight loss does not mean overeating. Rather, it's overeating which does not lead to weight loss." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Obesity cannot be cured by dietary and aerobic exercise treatments as currently used. For those who are seriously obese, the best long-term therapy is bariatric surgery." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The treatments for obesity vary by country and region. People of all ages should limit consumption of foods high in fat, sugar, and salt; take physical exercise to lose weight; eat plenty of vegetables and fruits; not drink alcohol; drink moderately; and eat more healthy foods.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A substantial proportion of American children and adolescents are at risk for obesity before they become 20 years of age. The prevalence of obesity will increase in the upcoming decades if no successful intervention is put in place. The number of people getting obesity a year fluctuates a bit in our country, ranging from 9 to 15 million. The number of overweight Americans is growing in the United States very fast—over 50 million of them are too fat by now. Overcoming and managing obesity will help the society to become healthier." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A diagnosis of obesity is made on the basis of body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m(2). Obesity is a chronic condition and its impact on health is not limited to weight gain. Oftentimes, the patient may be overweight or obese from birth.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Obesity is a strong and direct causal risk factor for chronic non-communicable diseases such as DM and CVD, and accounts for about a third of total CVD morbidity in the general population of developing countries, and 30% in the developed ones. There is an urgent need to raise public awareness and raise the profile of obesity and its associated chronic non-communicable diseases." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Mental contrasting seems more effective than implementation intentions, particularly for those working. The mental contrasting intervention is particularly good for those who have difficulty seeing the problem, i.e. those who work with those in need. It also works good for those who have trouble seeing their own problem, i.e. teachers and managers. Mental contrasting is also helpful for those who have difficulty putting their thoughts into a verbal or written expression, i.e." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"This is the major discovery of the study. Although this does not clarify the etiology of obesity, one can see from the results that familial factors play a significant role in the etiology of this disease and that obese people are more likely to be severely afflicted than people who are normal weight." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Results suggest that MCT and IR were efficacious. MCT appears to have benefit in reducing body shape dissatisfaction, and that IR has the greatest effect on weight-related cognitions. MCT appears to hold promise as a treatment for some individuals, but further study focusing on the optimum dosage of MCT and the characteristics and personality traits of the optimal participants before and during the trial is needed." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"This analysis shows that in spite of the dramatic increase in obesity over recent decades there is no simple or one-word answer to the question of what causes obesity but rather a multifaceted picture. Obesity has a wide distribution in the population which makes it a reflection of a complex combination of risk factors. The impact of diet plays an important part in the increased rate of obesity." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Clinical trials are being done for weight loss in obese children and adolescents, but very few studies are being done in adults. It is difficult to use a randomized controlled trial as a primary research method since there is so much heterogeneity and confounding. Also for the public to understand an intervention it should be accompanied by communication that is understandable to the general public. Clinical trials should carefully consider the cost effectiveness of the research project and the burden of medical care on patients and their families. The main focus should be to help develop appropriate treatment strategies." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"This randomised controlled trial provides no evidence to support the use of mental contrasted with implementation intentions to alter weight loss intention after an interval of 4 weeks." - Anonymous Online Contributor