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Registration number
ACTRN12611000389909
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
13/04/2011
Date registered
14/04/2011
Date last updated
14/04/2011
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
The use of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for the treatment of food cravings.
Scientific title
A Partial Replication and Expansion Evaluating the Effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for Food Cravings, Depression and Anxiety in Overweight and Obese Adults.
Secondary ID [1] 259992 0
NILL
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
U1111-1120-7206
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Food Cravings 265642 0
Depression 265643 0
Anxiety 265655 0
Condition category
Condition code
Diet and Nutrition 265773 265773 0 0
Other diet and nutrition disorders
Mental Health 265787 265787 0 0
Depression
Mental Health 265788 265788 0 0
Anxiety

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Emotional Freedom Technique will be delivered by a registered psychologist in a group format. The program will be made up of 4 sessions each two hours in length delivered once a week.
Intervention code [1] 264406 0
Behaviour
Intervention code [2] 264417 0
Treatment: Other
Comparator / control treatment
No Treatment
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 266525 0
Changes in cravings as measured by the food cravings inventory.
Timepoint [1] 266525 0
Before treatment, after treatment, and three months after completion of treatment
Primary outcome [2] 266526 0
Changes in appetite for palatable foods measured by the power of food scale.
Timepoint [2] 266526 0
Before treatment, after treatment, and three months after completion of treatment
Primary outcome [3] 266527 0
Changes in the tendency to be triggered by the presence of food cues to engage in overeating measured by the revised restraint scale
Timepoint [3] 266527 0
Before treatment, after treatment, and 3 months after completion of treatment.
Secondary outcome [1] 273970 0
Depression and Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS)
Timepoint [1] 273970 0
Before treatment, after treatment, and 3 months after completion of treatment.

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Experiencing food cravings

Being overweight or obese - have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or greater
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
1) eating disorder
2) psychotropic medication
3) Diabetes
4) Pregnant

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Once a suitable number of subjects have been determined to be eligible for participation in the research their names will be written on separate pieces of paper. These will then be placed into a container from which they will be drawn and placed into numbered containers.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Simple randomisation by drawing names 'out of a hat'.
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Efficacy
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 264877 0
Self funded/Unfunded
Name [1] 264877 0
Address [1] 264877 0
Country [1] 264877 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
Curtin University
Address
Kent Street, Bentley, Perth
Western Australia. 6102
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 263975 0
None
Name [1] 263975 0
Address [1] 263975 0
Country [1] 263975 0
Other collaborator category [1] 251945 0
Individual
Name [1] 251945 0
Dr Jenny Thornton
Address [1] 251945 0
Curtin University,
Kent Street, Bentley, Perth
Western Australia. 6102
Country [1] 251945 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [2] 251946 0
Individual
Name [2] 251946 0
Tanya Chiplin
Address [2] 251946 0
Curtin University,
Kent Street, Bentley, Perth
Western Australia. 6102
Country [2] 251946 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [3] 251947 0
Individual
Name [3] 251947 0
Bart Wszola
Address [3] 251947 0
Curtin University,
Kent Street, Bentley, Perth
Western Australia. 6102
Country [3] 251947 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [4] 251949 0
Individual
Name [4] 251949 0
Dina Shihata
Address [4] 251949 0
Curtin University,
Kent Street, Bentley, Perth
Western Australia. 6102
Country [4] 251949 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 266833 0
Curtin University Human Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 266833 0
Curtin University,
Kent Street, Bentley, Perth
Western Australia. 6102
Ethics committee country [1] 266833 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 266833 0
Approval date [1] 266833 0
02/03/2011
Ethics approval number [1] 266833 0
HR05/2011

Summary
Brief summary
The study will look at whether Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is effective in helping individuals deal with food cravings.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 32482 0
Address 32482 0
Country 32482 0
Phone 32482 0
Fax 32482 0
Email 32482 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 15729 0
Melissa Bell
Address 15729 0
132 Rostrata Avenue,
WILLETTON, Perth, WA, 6155
Country 15729 0
Australia
Phone 15729 0
61 0467 545 491
Fax 15729 0
Email 15729 0
foodcravings2011@yahoo.com.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 6657 0
Melissa Bell
Address 6657 0
132 Rostrata Avenue,
WILLETTON, Perth, WA, 6155
Country 6657 0
Australia
Phone 6657 0
61 0402 783 069
Fax 6657 0
Email 6657 0
melissa.l.bell@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

No information has been provided regarding IPD availability
Summary results
No Results