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A Culturally-Tailored Weight Loss Program


N/A
18 Years
70 Years
Not Enrolling
Female
Breast Cancer, Obesity, Weight Changes

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Trial Information

A Culturally-Tailored Weight Loss Program


OBJECTIVES:

- To develop a weight loss intervention for obese African American women who are breast
cancer survivors.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Participants are randomized to 1 of 2 intervention
groups.

- Group 1: Participants receive traditional individual dietary and exercise counseling in
combination with the Weight Watchers weight loss program for 18 months.

- Group 2: Participants receive individual dietary and exercise counseling in combination
with the Weight Watchers weight loss program as in group 1. They also receive spiritual
counseling that incorporates meditation, readings, and the recording of thoughts into a
long-term weight management program. The program addresses coping with stress, setting
priorities, dealing with emotional issues that trigger old behavior patterns, and
developing accountability for following desired diet and exercise patterns.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Diagnosis of breast cancer within the past 5 years

- Stage I-IIIA disease

- No recurrence of cancer

- Identified as African American

- Body Mass Index 30-40

- Hormone receptor status not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Menopausal status not specified

- Stable body weight

- Not currently following a special diet

- No uncontrolled congestive heart failure, untreated hypertension, disabling
osteoarthritis, drug or alcohol abuse, or psychiatric conditions that may interfere
with counseling

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- More than 3 months since prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Weight change

Outcome Time Frame:

18 months

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Michael S. Simon, MD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CDR0000612147

NCT ID:

NCT00872677

Start Date:

May 2004

Completion Date:

November 2008

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Weight Changes
  • weight changes
  • obesity
  • stage I breast cancer
  • stage II breast cancer
  • stage IIIA breast cancer
  • Body Weight Changes
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Obesity
  • Weight Loss

Name

Location

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer InstituteDetroit, Michigan  48201