Clinical Trial: Obesity Treatment in a Managed Care Setting

This study is no longer recruiting patients.

Sponsored by: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Information provided by: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)


The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two different delivery formats for weight management in a managed care setting. Mail-based weight counseling and phone-based weight counseling will be compared to each other and a control condition. Primary outcomes are participation rates in programs, weight change, and cost.

Condition Treatment or Intervention
Weight Loss
 Behavior: mail-based weight counseling
 Behavior: phone-based weight counseling

MedlinePlus related topics:  Obesity;   Weight Loss and Dieting

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment, Randomized, Open Label, Efficacy Study

Further Study Details: 

Expected Total Enrollment:  1801

Study start: January 1999;  Study completion: December 2004


Ages Eligible for Study:  18 Years and above,  Genders Eligible for Study:  Both


  • at least 18 years of age
  • BMI ≥ 27.8 kg/m2 for men
  • BMI ≥ 27.3 kg/m2 for non-pregnant or lactating women

Location Information

      University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis,  Minnesota,  55415,  United States

Study chairs or principal investigators

Robert W. Jeffery, PhD,  Principal Investigator,  University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology   

More Information

Study ID Numbers:  OBMANC
Record last reviewed:  June 2004
Last Updated:  October 13, 2004
Record first received:  June 18, 2003 Identifier:  NCT00062985
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government processed this record on 2005-04-08

Cache Date: April 9, 2005