AWM: Adults with Obesity BMI >/=30 (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Johnson K, Alencar M, et al, 2019
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Article Title:
Telemedicine-based health coaching Is effective for Inducing weight loss and improving metabolic markers.
Johnson K, Alencar M, Coakley K, Swift D, Cole N, Mermier C, Kravitz L, Amorim F, Gibson A
Telemedicine Journal and e-Health
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Required that participants were English speaking, nondiabetic, ambulatory, <396 pounds in weight, leading a sedentary lifestyle (<7000 steps/day) as confirmed by the run-in period, not regularly engaging in moderate-intensity activities, owners of an iPhone or Android smartphone, and able to travel for scheduled appointments.
Exclusion Criteria:
Participants were excluded if they used medications or dietary supplements that could affect body composition; had type 2 diabetes; lost >3kg body weight or dramatically changed physical activity patterns within the past 6 months; have or had cancer, eating disorders, uncontrolled blood pressure, or neurological or psychological disorders; or had undergone obesity-related surgery (i.e. gastric bypass etc.).
Research Purpose:
Determine the impacts of didactically similar Health Coaching interventions delivered by video-conference or in-person visits on body weight, blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c , and Homeostatsis Model Assessment estimate of insulin resistance in adults with BMI>/= 30kg/m^2.
Blinding efforts:
No blinding
Study Location:
New Mexico
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences award funding.