Novel Executive Function Training - NEXT for Obesity

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Obesity+2 More
Novel Executive Function Training - NEXT - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing whether a cognitive intervention can help improve outcomes for behavioral obesity treatments, which currently have low success rates.

Eligible Conditions
  • Obesity

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Through study completion, an average of 12 months

At 6 months
Month 6
Feasibility as measured by number of treatment sessions attendned
Month 12
BMI Change
Executive Function

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Behavioral Weight Loss - BWL
1 of 2
Novel Executive Function Training - NEXT
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

67 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Novel Executive Function Training - NEXT · No Placebo Group · N/A

Novel Executive Function Training - NEXTExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Behavioral Weight Loss - BWL, Novel Executive Function Training - NEXT · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
Behavioral Weight Loss - BWL
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Behavioral Weight Loss - BWL · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)NIH
2,122 Previous Clinical Trials
5,053,977 Total Patients Enrolled
395 Trials studying Obesity
1,479,384 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
University of California, San DiegoLead Sponsor
1,011 Previous Clinical Trials
1,793,625 Total Patients Enrolled
51 Trials studying Obesity
7,600 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Dawn Eichen, PhDPrincipal Investigator - UC San Diego
University of California, San Diego

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 13th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 7th, 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.