Recruiting young adults into a weight loss trial: report of protocol development and recruitment results.
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Obesity has spread to all segments of the U.S. population. Young adults, aged 18-35 years, are rarely represented in clinical weight loss trials. We conducted a qualitative study to identify factors that may facilitate recruitment of young adults into a weight loss intervention trial. Participants were 33 adults aged 18-35 years with BMI ≥25 kg/m(2). Six group discussions were conducted using the nominal group technique. Health, social image, and "self" factors such as emotions, self-esteem, and confidence were reported as reasons to pursue weight loss. Physical activity, dietary intake, social support, medical intervention, and taking control (e.g. being motivated) were perceived as the best weight loss strategies. Incentives, positive outcomes, education, convenience, and social support were endorsed as reasons young adults would consider participating in a weight loss study. Incentives, advertisement, emphasizing benefits, and convenience were endorsed as ways to recruit young adults. These results informed the Cellphone Intervention for You (CITY) marketing and advertising, including message framing and advertising avenues. Implications for recruitment methods are discussed.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/j.cct.2013.04.002
Publication InfoBatch, Bryan Courtney; Bennett, Gary G; Bosworth, Hayden Barry; Corsino, L; Grambow, Steven C; Intille, S; ... Voils, Corrine Ione (2013). Recruiting young adults into a weight loss trial: report of protocol development and recruitment results. Contemp Clin Trials, 35(2). pp. 1-7. 10.1016/j.cct.2013.04.002. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/10735.
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Associate Professor of Medicine
Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity/Overweight, Behavior change, Non-pharmacologic intervention, Health disparities
Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
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Professor in Population Health Sciences
Dr. Bosworth is a health services research and Associate Director of the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA Medical Center. He is also a Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Nursing at Duke University Medical Center and Adjunct Professor in Health Policy and Administration at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests comprise three overarching areas of research: 1) clinical research that provides
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
I am a collaborative statistical scientist with experience spanning a broad range of clinical research areas, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), prostate cancer, quality of colorectal cancer care, osteoarthritis, lifestyle modification through weight loss, CVD risk reduction through hypertension control, smoking cessation, and substance abuse recovery. I have experience designing and analyzing observational studie
Associate Professor in Medicine
My research interest lies generally in the area of dietary patterns and chronic diseases including hypertension using controlled feeding study and lifestyle intervention designs. Two major controlled feeding clinical trials that I was involved in include the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Study and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-Sodium (DASH-Sodium) Study. In addition to being an active member for the diet committee for DASH, I also function as the
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine
Randomized trials of behavioral interventions; adherence to treatment regimens; spousal support in chronic disease management, mixed research synthesis; measurement of self-reported medication nonadherence
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