Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center


WAVE Program

Online program for Lifespan Healthy Rewards members

Study Type
Online weight loss program
Study Purpose
To help Lifespan Healthy Rewards members achieve their weight loss goals, and to examine the factors that impact success at weight loss and maintenance.
Study Design
All participants in the study will be given access to the same Internet-based weight loss program. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to come to the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center in Providence to complete assessments before starting the program, and at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months following enrollment, and you will be asked to submit information regarding your eating and exercise habits each week via the study website. The program is offered to you at no cost and you will be compensated for sending in your information each week and for attending the follow-up visits.
Study Requirements
To be initially eligible for the study, you must be 18 years or older, be overweight or obese, and be an active member of the Healthy Rewards program.
Study Duration
1 year
Study Benefits
All individuals who are eligible and take part in this program will receive:
• A state-of-the-art, 12 week Internet-based weight loss intervention that will help you learn to modify your eating behaviors and physical activity
• A free electronic body weight scale that lets you and the research staff see the changes that are occurring over time
• Personalized feedback throughout the 12 weeks to help you reach your weight loss goals
• On-going contact throughout the rest of the year to help you maintain the weight loss
Additionally, all participants will be financially compensated for attending follow-up assessment visits and submitting data to the study website weekly.
Study Contact
Call 401-793-8459 to learn more about this exciting new study, and to receive a link to our online screening questionnaire!





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Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center

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