Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
28/09/2007
Date assigned
28/09/2007
Last edited
29/03/2012
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mrs Denise Thomas

ORCID ID

Contact details

St. James' Hospital
Locksway Road
Milton
Portsmouth
PO4 8LD
United Kingdom
+44 023 92 89 4414
denise.thomas@porthosp.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0187189138

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

After a period of successful weight loss, does monthly e-mail contact with a dietitian enable patients to maintain that weight?

Ethics approval

Added May 2008:
Approved on 20/10/2006, REC ref no: 06/Q1701/117.

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine: Obesity

Intervention

Email contact vs no email contact.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Added May 2008:
Keeping in weight band +/- 2Kg around end weight after weight loss.

Secondary outcome measures

Added May 2008:
1. Adherence to diet and exercise plans
2. Components of dietary targets maintained

Overall trial start date

01/12/2006

Overall trial end date

30/11/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Added May 2008:
1. Adults of BMI>30
2. Who have lost 5% body weight
3. Access to email

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Target: 70 participants, allowing for an attrition rate of 30%. This should capture a sample of 48 (24 in each arm of the study). Recruitment closed as of May'08: 53 recruited.

Participant exclusion criteria

Added May 2008:
1. Binge eating disorder
2. Awaiting bariatric surgery
3. Learning disability
4. On weight loss medication

Recruitment start date

01/12/2006

Recruitment end date

30/11/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

St. James' Hospital
Portsmouth
PO4 8LD
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2007 Update - Department of Health

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Portsmouth and Isle of Wight R&D Consortium (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

PHT Dept of Dietetics

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

1. 2000 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10702766

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Thompson RL, Thomas DE, A cross-sectional survey of the opinions on weight loss treatments of adult obese patients attending a dietetic clinic., Int. J. Obes. Relat. Metab. Disord., 2000, 24, 2, 164-170.

Additional files

Editorial Notes