Mindfulness Orientated Recovery Enhancement for Weight Gain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Weight Gain+5 More
Mindfulness Orientated Recovery Enhancement - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

Eating Mindfully to Prevent Weight Regain

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Eligible Conditions

  • Weight Gain
  • Bariatric Surgery Candidates
  • Weight Loss
  • Obesity
  • Eating Behaviors

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

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Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Mindfulness Orientated Recovery Enhancement will improve 2 primary outcomes and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Weight Gain. Measurement will happen over the course of Measured at baseline, post intervention(Week 8), and 6 month follow up.

Month 6
Change in Ad libitum Energy Intake - In lab
Changes in Ad libitum Energy Intake - Free Living
Changes in Body Composition
Changes in Body Weight
Changes in Food-Related Behaviors

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

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Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control Intervention
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Mindfulness Orientated Recovery Enhancement (MORE) Intervention
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Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 100 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Mindfulness Orientated Recovery Enhancement 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.

Mindfulness Orientated Recovery Enhancement (MORE) Intervention
8-week MORE intervention adapted for preventing weight regain
Control Intervention
8-week control intervention based on the Diabetes Prevention Program's Prevent T2 for Life program.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: measured at baseline, post intervention(week 8), and 6 month follow up
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly measured at baseline, post intervention(week 8), and 6 month follow up for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
T. H.
Prof. Tanya Halliday, Assistant Professor
University of Utah

Closest Location

University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Age 18-65
Bariatric Surgery patients: 12-18 months post-operation.
Medical weight loss patients: patients of the bariatric weight loss clinic, weight loss of 7% body mass via intentional weight loss within past 6 months; BMI >25 kg/m2 prior to intentional weight loss; stable for 3 months on medications.
Lifestyle weight loss: weight loss of 7% body mass via intentional weight loss within past 6 months; BMI >25 kg/m2 prior to intentional weight loss.

Patient Q&A Section

What is weight loss?

"The current findings support the hypothesis that greater cognitive effort, in the form of increased attentional demands while engaging in cognitively demanding activities, contributes to weight loss, especially if the demands are excessive, or if the person fails to maintain energy balance over time. Findings add further support to existing evidence indicating that there is not a single ‘weight-loss factor’, but that rather, a combination of factors such as energy balance, self-efficacy, and self-efficacy-control moderates the relationship between cognitive effort and weight loss." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get weight loss a year in the United States?

"About 41.1% of American adults lose weight each year. Younger adults and those with higher education or earning more than $50,000 a year lose more weight." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of weight loss?

"The most commonly reported symptoms of weight loss are unexplained weight loss, nausea and vomiting or worsening weight. These signs occur in up to 55% of patients with cancer. Weight loss is a common early symptom in patients with cancer. It can reflect a variety of tumoral factors that affect appetite, metabolic activity and nutritional status." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes weight loss?

"Weight loss is usually due to increased energy usage and not due to inability to absorb energy, although a minority of people lose weight for reasons other than increased energy requirement. Obesity and smoking cessation appear to be the leading factors for weight loss, and a larger percentage of men with a lower BMI have lost weight than those with a higher BMI." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for weight loss?

"Weight loss may be achieved by any one of number of behavioral, dietary, medical and surgical approaches. The approach one chooses may be determined by the severity of the individual's obesity-related symptoms and the presence of comorbidities and the number of previous attempted lifestyle treatment strategies. Weight loss is associated with a variety of important health benefits, including improvement in vascular risk factors and improvement in one's health-related quality of life. Dietary modification and exercise are key components of weight loss programs. These approaches are not mutually exclusive and successful weight loss can often be achieved through a combination of both." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can weight loss be cured?

"Weight loss in the form of intentional lifestyle changes is efficacious in improving many of the cardiometabolic risk factors for which weight loss is beneficial. However, a moderate degree of weight loss, <10%-15%, is not sufficient to improve insulin sensitivity or cardiovascular risk." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What does mindfulness orientated recovery enhancement usually treat?

"Recent findings showed this intervention was safe and well tolerated. The improvement in self-awareness was also noteworthy. Recent findings did not demonstrate any differences in improvements in outcomes, suggesting a potential beneficial intervention effect of a MOR protocol in obese patients with significant depressive symptoms." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets weight loss?

"This is an unprecedented study demonstrating prevalence of body weight issues which is much bigger than what the statistics show. This suggests that weight loss and other lifestyle modifications require better public awareness and awareness of the consequences of not modifying lifestyle practices which contributes not only to the prevention of the early onset of disease but also the maintenance of overall health." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating weight loss?

"Most of the medications, drugs and supplements available and marketed by the American business sector, either for their pharmacologic properties or for their intended indications, pose significant risks and adverse effects; thus, careful and rigorous scientific analysis is the basis for safety and efficacy in the clinical field. There should be greater scientific consensus on the most appropriate use and dosing of these drugs." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for weight loss?

"With the recent advancements in technology, we can easily locate research based information of weight loss programs that were used by customers to lose weight on the Internet. Our research confirms the credibility of such programs, but they don't meet customer's requirements, needs & expectations." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the primary cause of weight loss?

"Body volume, adiposity, body composition, energy expenditure, and activity in activity were the most important factors in weight loss. Dietary factors and eating behavior were secondary determinants. It is possible that dietary changes will be sufficient to prevent or retard weight loss induced by overeating, and it is not necessary to make lifestyle changes to prevent weight loss associated with excessive body volume or adiposity." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does mindfulness orientated recovery enhancement improve quality of life for those with weight loss?

"the mindfulness orientated group showed a more significant post-test reduction in the percentage of the WL and QoL decrements when compared to their non-mindfulness orientated counterparts. The present study concludes that mindfulness orientated recovery enhancement can improve the quality of life after an intentional weight loss program. This in turn promotes health-care interventions in order to improve QoL." - 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.
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