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Behavioral Intervention

Lifestyle Behavior Intervention for Obesity

Waitlist Available
Led By Mei-Wei Chang, PhD
Research Sponsored by Ohio State University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
18-45 years old
6 weeks - 3.5 years postpartum
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline (t1) and 3 weeks follow up (t2)
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial is testing a weight-loss program for low-income overweight or obese mothers of young children. If successful, the program could be used to help this population lose weight and improve their health.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for low-income mothers aged 18-45, with a BMI of 25.0-39.9, who are 6 weeks to 3.5 years postpartum and enrolled in government assistance programs like WIC or Medicaid. Participants must own a smartphone with internet and text messaging, speak English fluently, and commit to a three-week study. Pregnant women, those planning pregnancy during the trial, individuals with major psychiatric disorders or eating disorders, on weight-affecting medications or having certain medical conditions are excluded.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The intervention being tested is called 'Goal-oriented episodic future thinking' aimed at promoting stress management, healthy eating habits, and physical activity over three weeks through weekly webinars and individual health coaching sessions.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this is a lifestyle intervention focusing on behavior changes rather than medication or surgery there may not be direct side effects; however participants might experience psychological discomfort from lifestyle adjustments or stress from adhering to new routines.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 18 and 45 years old.
I gave birth between 6 weeks and 3.5 years ago.
I am between 18 and 45 years old.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline (t1) and 3 weeks follow up (t2)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline (t1) and 3 weeks follow up (t2) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in body weight
Secondary outcome measures
Change in added sugar intake
Change in autonomous motivation for healthy eating
Change in autonomous motivation for physical activity
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Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
All participants will be assigned to the experimental group and receive a 3-weekly intervention via web and individual health coaching. The educational topics cover stress management, healthy eating, and physical activity

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Ohio State UniversityLead Sponsor
811 Previous Clinical Trials
471,001 Total Patients Enrolled
22 Trials studying Obesity
3,861 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Mei-Wei Chang, PhD3.115 ReviewsPrincipal Investigator - Ohio State University
Ohio State University
1 Previous Clinical Trials
90 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Obesity
90 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
1Patient Review
I was met with hostility when I requested a second opinion from her at Ohio State Student Health. She acted as though I had wasted her time and was very rude. When I refused the medication she prescribed, her attitude became even worse.

Media Library

Lifestyle Behavior Weight Loss Intervention (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04649047 — N/A
Obesity Research Study Groups: Intervention
Obesity Clinical Trial 2023: Lifestyle Behavior Weight Loss Intervention Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04649047 — N/A
Lifestyle Behavior Weight Loss Intervention (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04649047 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Does this investigation accept older individuals as participants?

"In accordance with the enrollment guidelines of this clinical trial, only individuals between 18 and 45 years old are eligible to participate."

Answered by AI

Are there any remaining vacancies in this research project?

"At present, this clinical trial is not enrolling participants. Postings for the study were first made on February 1st 2021 and last edited on May 20th 2022. Nevertheless, there are still 1135 other medical trials actively seeking out potential patients."

Answered by AI

Do I meet the criteria necessary to participate in this research?

"This trial is seeking 30 eligible participants, aged 18 to 45, with a BMI ranging from 25.0-39.9 kg/m2 and postpartum duration between 6 weeks - 3.5 years who are currently experiencing weight loss. Additionally, they must possess their own smartphone capable of receiving text messages and accessing the web without limitations."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
The Ohio State University
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
Did not meet criteria

Why did patients apply to this trial?

I've never this size before and I do feel like I'm getting more and more over weighted, I can't seem to stop eating for the past year I'm usually fitted and tone but now I have a very huge belly..
PatientReceived 2+ prior treatments

How responsive is this trial?

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~7 spots leftby Feb 2025