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

Author and Year:
Hurkmans E, Matthys C, et al, 2018
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Article Title:
Face-to-face versus mobile versus blended weight loss program: randomized clinical trial.
Hurkmans E, Matthys C, Bogaerts A, Scheys L, Devloo K, Seghers J
JMIR mHealth and uHealth
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
BMI between 29-34 kg/m2, age between 18-65 years old, have an email address, have a personal computer, tablet or mobile phone.
Exclusion Criteria:
Individuals suffering from a known physical and/or psychological disease or comorbidity, intake of any medication with possible impact on body weight, endurance capacity, currently treated for diabetes, sleep apnea determined during the last year, a history of systematic strength or endurance training in the year before the beginning of the trial, a history of following supervised dietary advice in the year before the beginning of the trial, having a history of bariatric surgery or any other malabsorption-related disease, and pregnancy.
Research Purpose:
The purpose of the study was to compare the effectiveness of three weight loss programs (conventional face-to-face, mobile weight loss app and a partial face-to-face and app combined program) with no intervention among adults with obesity.
Blinding efforts:
Single-blinded (assessor was blinded)
Study Location:
Leuven, Balgium
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Partially funded by imec, Blgium BrandNewHealth developed the weight loss app.