Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
07/10/2003
Date assigned
07/10/2003
Last edited
28/01/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.ukweightcontrol.co.uk/

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Sara Kirk

ORCID ID

Contact details

The University of Leeds
Nuffield Institute for Health
71-75 Clarendon Road
Leeds
LS2 9PL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)113 3436990
s.f.l.kirk@leeds.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

UKWCT

Study hypothesis

An internet-based package for weight control, alongside 'usual care', is a more effective treatment for obesity than 'usual care' methods alone.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Obesity

Intervention

Intervention: Access to an internet weight management site designed by health professionals to offer weight management advice based on the best evidence available.
Comparison: Usual care offered by the GP

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Ability of the internet package to promote change in BMI over six and 12 months compared with traditional treatment.

Secondary outcome measures

Ability of the internet package to promote change in reported lifestyle behaviours compared with traditional treatment.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2004

Overall trial end date

01/01/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Males and females
2. Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 30 kg/m^2
3. 18 to 65 years of age
4. Able to access the internet at least once per week
5. Able to read and write in English (for the purposes of accessing the site and completing questionnaires)

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

180

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Pregnant or lactating women
2. Women planning on becoming pregnant within the next year
3. Any illness or reason where the General Practitioner (GP) feels that the patient should not be taking part in a clinical trial

Recruitment start date

01/01/2004

Recruitment end date

01/01/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

The University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9PL
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

The Health Foundation (UK)

Sponsor details

90 Long Acre
London
WC2E 9RA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7257 8000
info@health.org.uk

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

The Health Foundation (UK) (ref: 3518/1655)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Protocol: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14585107
Results: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=18093289

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Kirk SF, Harvey EL, McConnon A, Pollard JE, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD, Ransley JK, A randomised trial of an Internet weight control resource: the UK Weight Control Trial [ISRCTN58621669]., BMC Health Serv Res, 2003, 3, 1, 19, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-3-19.

  2. Results

    McConnon A, Kirk SF, Cockroft JE, Harvey EL, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD, Ransley JK, Bojke L, The Internet for weight control in an obese sample: results of a randomised controlled trial., BMC Health Serv Res, 2007, 7, 206, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-7-206.

Additional files

Editorial Notes