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Dissemination of a Weight Management Program Among US Veterans

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Dissemination of a Weight Management Program Among US Veterans

The purpose of this research is to study the dissemination and implementation of MOVE!.
MOVE! is a national weight management program for veterans that has moved form pilot to full
dissemination. Overweight and obesity are rapidly rising in the United States and
interventions to combat this epidemic are desperately needed. Within the VA population,
approximately 70% of veterans are overweight and or obese. Participants will be male and
female Veterans, aged 21 and over receiving health services at one of the 10 study sites,
who qualify for the MOVE! program. We are recruiting a minimum of 800 -1000 Veterans to
complete a baseline survey at the 10 VA sites participating in the study. Participants at
the 10 VA sites are recruited during a primary care visit by primary care provider, they
will not be chosen based on the presence or absence of any disease, thus health status will
vary. The primary outcome measures will be participation after enrollment into MOVE! and
participant weight loss.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Receiving primary care at the one of the 10 selected VA centers

- BMI 25 or over

- 21 years old, no upper age limit

- Pregnant women may participate in the study with the approval of the VA medical staff

Exclusion Criteria:

- Not a patient at one of the 10 VA sites

- BMI less than 25

- Under 21 years of age

- Pregnant without medical approval to participate

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Primary study outcome measures at the participant level will be program participation and effectiveness in achieving weight loss.

Outcome Time Frame:

At enrollment and 6 months post-enrollment

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Bryan Weiner, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

UNC Chapel Hill


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

December 2009

Completion Date:

August 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Body Weight
  • Weight
  • Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Veterans
  • MOVE! Program
  • Body Weight



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