The purpose of this study is to develop, implement, and evaluate a behavioral weight management intervention with a communication training component for Mexican-American women. The study has three specific aims. Aim 1: Develop a behavioral weight loss intervention that modifies evidence-based behavioral weight loss treatment using results from formative data collected from Mexican-American mother-daughter dyads. The adapted intervention will focus on improving dyadic communication and collaboration for providing reciprocal support for healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. Aim 2: Implement and evaluate a pilot weight management program adapted for mother-daughter dyads. Dyads will be randomly assigned to partner-based treatment with or without communication skills training. Aim 3: Evaluate associations between changes in weight, weight-related behaviors, and psychosocial variables with changes in measures assessing interpersonal communication.
Improving Communication and Collaboration for Weight Management in Mother-daughter
Overweight or ObeseOverweightCommunicationStandard
You can join if…
Open to females ages 18-65
Body mass index of 25-50 kg/m2
Mexican or Mexican-American
You CAN'T join if...
Pregnancy or plans to become pregnant in the next year
5% weight loss in the last 3 months
History of bariatric surgery
Serious medical condition or psychological disorder
University of California San Diegoaccepting new patients La JollaCalifornia93093United States