Teaching Obesity Treatments to Adult Learners (TOTAL) for Obesity

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Obesity+1 More
Teaching Obesity Treatments to Adult Learners (TOTAL) - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test a new intervention to help Veterans who are obese to lose weight. The intervention will involve an educational video and multiple motivational sessions delivered via telemedicine. If effective, this could be integrated into the existing VA behavioral weight management program, which is present at nearly every VA medical center.

Eligible Conditions
  • Obesity
  • Overweight

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 18 months

18 months
Bariatric surgery referral
Obesity medication initiation
Obesity treatment initiation
Sustained obesity treatment
Weight Change

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Usual Care
1 of 2
TOTAL intervention
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

494 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Teaching Obesity Treatments to Adult Learners (TOTAL) · No Placebo Group · N/A

TOTAL intervention
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Teaching Obesity Treatments to Adult Learners (TOTAL) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Usual Care
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Usual care · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 18 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,473 Previous Clinical Trials
2,741,239 Total Patients Enrolled
38 Trials studying Obesity
9,705 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Luke M Funk, MD MPHPrincipal InvestigatorWilliam S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI
1 Previous Clinical Trials
42 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Obesity
42 Patients Enrolled for Obesity

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 19th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 10th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.