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Internet-based weight loss program

Study Type
Internet-based weight loss program
Study Purpose
The Most Study is a research study designed to help people lose weight and keep it off. Specifically, we are testing an online weight loss program with additional experimental components.
Study Design

The purpose of the study is to potentially improve the weight loss success of an online weight loss program by incorporating additional intervention components into the online weight loss program. All study participants will receive 12 months of the “core” online weight loss program and will be randomized to 0-5 additional experimental components. The additional components may include: virtual reality, tailored exercise programs, interactive intervention for dysregulated eating, social interaction and tailored interactive video feedback with a focus on dietary skills.

Interested participants will be asked to attend an orientation visit to learn more about the study and to ask questions. Those who wish to participate will be asked to attend a baseline assessment visit in addition to assessment visits at 3 months. During these visits we will collect weight data and information about your eating and activity habits. After completion of the study, you will continue to have access to the online weight loss program for an additional 9 months.

Study Requirements
To be initially eligible for the study you must be between 18 and 70 years old and with overweight or obesity (BMI between 25 and 50). For more information on eligibility requirements, please call Krystal DeFaria at 401-793-8991, or email kdefaria@lifespan.org
Study Duration
3 Months
Study Benefits
All participants will receive a 12 month internet-based weight loss program that has been proven to help people lose weight previously. In addition you will have a chance to receive additional online components such as virtual reality, tailored exercise programs, interactive intervention for dysregulated eating, social interaction, and tailored interactive video feedback with a focus on dietary skill.. Participants in this program may lose weight, eat a healthier diet, increase their physical activity, and see thus corresponding health benefits. Participants will also be compensated for completing assessments.
Study Contact

Call Krystal DeFaria at 401-793-8991, or send an email kdefaria@lifespan.org to learn more about this study, and to find out if you are eligible to participate.

 

 

 

 

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