Paid Veterans
Research Study
Join a Veteran clinical research study at the University of California, San Diego
Research conducted in San Diego, CA
Compensation Provided
No Physical Limitations
18 to 65 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Does your eating feel out of control? Do you want to lose weight? Are you a veteran 18-65 years?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may qualify to participate in a 5-month treatment programs for veterans as part of a UCSD research study. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of two different group treatments in helping reducing binge eating and/or overeating, improving eating habits and weight loss in veterans with overweight and obesity. No drugs or supplements will be used and there is no cost to participants. The total duration of the study is 11 months and you can earn up to $415 for your participation.
Additional Information
Do you have to be a veteran to be eligible?
Am I eligible to participate?

You may be eligible if:

- You are a veteran between 18-65 years old

- Overweight (BMI 25 - 45)

- Live in San Diego

You may be ineligible if:

- You have any medical conditions that impact weight or may affect participation in physical activity or treatment
Is there compensation for participating?
Participants can earn up to $415.
What is the total duration of the study?
The study is 11 months.
What will happen if I participate in the study?

In order to determine your eligibility for this study, you will complete an online screen and a phone screen. Following these, if you remain eligible you will be invited to attend an in-person orientation at the Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) at UCSD to learn about the study and ask questions about your participation. After the orientation, if you choose to sign consent forms you will then attend two in person assessments (3-4 hours each). If you qualify to participate in treatment after these visits, you will be assigned to 1 of 2 treatments. Treatment will consist of 18, 90-minute groups over 5 months. You will also attend one short in-person interview in the middle of treatment(~week 10), post-treatment assessments at the end of treatment (month 5) and 6-month follow-up assessments 6 months after the treatment (month 11).  

There may or may not be any direct benefit to you from participating in the study. Participating in this study may help you control your eating. reduce overeating, eat healthier or lose weight; however there is no guarantee that these changes will occur as a result of participating in this program. Participation in this study is voluntary. If you decide to participate, then you are free to not answer any question or withdraw at any time without penalty.