Social Support and Motivators for Adolescent Weight Loss

Overview

About this study

This study aims to examine associations of social support for healthful eating and physical activity with adolescents’ healthful and unhealthful weight management strategies and body mass index (BMI).  The study will compare motivators and level of motivation for adolescent weight loss between adolescents and parents and across care sites (i.e., primary care vs. specialty care for obesity). Finally, the study will examine the relations of adolescent- and parent-reported motivators and level of motivation for weight loss with adolescents’ healthful and unhealthful weight management strategies and BMI.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Adolescent inclusion criteria:

  • Age13-18 years
  • Presence of obesity defined in pediatric populations as BMI at or above the 95th percentile
  • Ability to complete questionnaires in English

Adolescent exclusion criteria:

  • Active eating disorder

Parent inclusion criteria: 

  • Parent or guardian of participating adolescent
  • Self-identify as overseeing the family’s eating and physical activity habits
  • Ability to complete questionnaires in English

Parent exclusion criteria:

  • none

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bridget Biggs, Ph.D., L.P.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Bridget Biggs Ph.D., L.P.

(507)284-2933

Biggs.Bridget@mayo.edu

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