If you qualify for the study, you will visit a study clinic in your area over approximately 18 times over 60 weeks.
The study will be evaluating the efficacy of an investigational study medication for children and teens dealing with excessive weight issues. Volunteers who qualify to take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel expenses.
You may be able to take part in the Adolescent Obesity Study if the patient:
All study-related care will be provided by a team of medical professionals.
Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can cause substantial harm to a person's health. It has become a significant concern on a global-level, causing serious public health concerns. In the United States alone, the prevalence of obesity in adolescents ages 12 and 17 years has almost doubled over the past 2 decades.1
Children may become overweight for a variety of reasons. Genetics is one of the more common causes of weight problems seen in children, although lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of the two may also contribute to obesity issues among children. Rarely, there are certain medical conditions that can cause weight problems with adolescents.
Adolescents with weight issues or obesity are at high risk of developing other serious illnesses and conditions as a result of their weigh such as heart disease, diabetes, mental health concerns, and low self-esteem.
Practicing healthy sleeping habits, eating patterns, encouraging physical activity and plenty of support can help children struggling with weight problems.
A Clinical research study (also called a clinical trial) is a medical study that helps to answer important questions about an investigational drug or device, such as: Does it work, or how effective is it compared to another drug/device?
If you choose to participate in the Adolescent Obesity Study, your case will be followed for about 60 weeks. You will complete approximately 18 study site visits, as well as telephone calls. At these visits, the patient will undergo health assessments such as medical questionnaires and complete physical examinations.
All study-related care is provided at no cost to you. You do not need health insurance to participate.
Volunteers who take part in the study may be eligible to receive compensation for their time and travel.
What happens if I Sign Up? If you sign up, we will match you to a study clinic in your area that is seeking participants or notify you when one becomes available. They will contact you to explain more about the study before you make your decision` about participating. You will attend an in-person visit where the study team will help determine if you qualify and if the study is right for you.
If you think you might like to join the Adolescent Obesity Study or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can see if you qualify and can contact you about the study
Parents or legal guardians of potential participants under 18 may answer and complete the questionnaire on behalf of the child.