AWM: Adults with Overweight or Obesity BMI >25 (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Alencar M, Johnson K, et al, 2017
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Article Title:
The efficacy of a telemedicine-based weight loss program with video conference health coaching support.
Alencar M, Johnson K, Mullur R, Gray V, Gutierrez E, Korosteleva O
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Weight stable, not using tobacco products, did not have metabolic or renal disease, not using medications known to alter metabolism (antidepressants, insulin, thermogenics, etc.), on stable blood pressure medications who were otherwise determined healthy (by self-reported medical history and with clearance with the study physician), live in California, United States, owned and were able to operate an Apple iPhone version 4 or newer smartphone and had access to internet connection to support video streaming.
Exclusion Criteria:
Diagnosis of type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus, receiving treatment for a serious medical condition (i.e. cancer), taking medications specifically for weight loss or actively participating in a medically supervised weight loss program
Research Purpose:
To determine the efficacy of a medically monitored weight management program with weekly health coaching versus no health coaching through video conferencing for weight loss using mobile health devices.
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Study Location:
California State University, Long Beach, California, United States
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health