MM-based MI for Obesity

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
ObesityMM-based MI - Behavioral
3 - 6
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial will test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a mindfulness-based Motivational Interviewing intervention with rural families within Michigan. The study will enroll 34-60 families from Michigan rural or suburban communities with one OW/O parent-figure adult (BMI ≥25) who has at least one child (ages 3-6) at home. The outcome assessments include BMI, %BF, WC, BP, and optional hair cortisol baseline and post-intervention.

Eligible Conditions
  • Overweight and Obesity

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 14 Secondary · Reporting Duration: change from baseline BMI at 4 months

Month 4
Month 4
WC (dyads)
Month 4
Child's Physical Activity
Month 4
Parents' Eating patterns
Month 4
Optional Hair Cortisol (dyads)
Month 4
health literacy (parent only)
Month 4
Kids' food screeners (parents reporting kids' eating pattern)
Month 4
Parents' Physical Activity
Month 4
Collective family efficacy (parents)
Month 4
Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D10)
Month 4
Self-efficacy for Exercise (parents)
Month 4
Parent's family function
Month 4
Mindful eating questionnaire
Month 4
Parents' perceived stress
Month 4

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

MM-based MI group
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

60 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: MM-based MI · No Placebo Group · N/A

MM-based MI group
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: MM-based MI · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: change from baseline bmi at 4 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

Michigan State UniversityLead Sponsor
169 Previous Clinical Trials
598,396 Total Patients Enrolled
10 Trials studying Obesity
5,184 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Tsui-Sui A Kao, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorMSU College of Nursing

Eligibility Criteria

Age 3 - 6 · All Participants · 0 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are enrolled in this trial experiment?

"Affirmative. Data hosted on testifies that this medical experiment, which was first advertised on February 8th 2022, is actively recruiting participants. Approximately 60 patients need to be enrolled from a single research centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Do I qualify to join this experiment?

"In order to be considered for this medical study, applicants must have a diagnosis of obesity as well as fall between the ages of 3 and 6. Currently, 60 participants are needed in total." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is this trial currently open to new participants?

"Affirmative. According to the details found on, this trial is actively searching for participants. It was first published on February 8th 2022 and has since been revised as recently as August 22nd of that year. A total of 60 volunteers are required at a single location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Are minors being admitted as participants for this research?

"The parameters for participation in this trial require that individuals be between 3 to 6 years of age. This research is targeting 54 minors and 207 elderly people." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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