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

Author and Year:
Duncan MJ, Fenton S, et al, 2020
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Article Title:
Efficacy of a multi-component m-health weight-loss intervention in overweight and obese adults: a randomised controlled trial
Duncan MJ, Fenton S, Brown WJ, Collins CE, Glozier N, Kolt GS, Holliday EG, Morgan PJ, Murawski B, Plotnikoff RC, Rayward AT, Stamatakis E, Vandelanotte C, Burrows TL
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Low risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Individuals 18–65 years, a BMI between 25.0 and 40.0 kg/m2, and possession of an iOS/Android smartphone/tablet with internet access
Exclusion Criteria:
Current use of an activity tracker for physical activity and/or sleep, current pregnancy, Reported presence of a doctor-diagnosed sleep disorder, current use of medication to assist with sleep or weight management, presence of a condition which precluded activity, diet and/or sleep behaviour modification, weight loss >/= 4.5 kg in last 3 months, intention to participate in another weight loss trial, previous weight loss surgery at any time, or current employment involving shift-work on a rotating roster.
Research Purpose:
To compare the efficacy of two multi-component m-health interventions pooled together with a wait-list Control group on body weight (primary outcome) and secondary outcomes including cardiovascular risk factors (i.e., waist circumference, HbA1c), Behaviours (i.e., physical activity, diet, sleep) and mental health (i.e., depression, anxiety and stress symptoms).
Blinding efforts:
see ROB 2
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M.J.D. (APP1141606) is supported by funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. T.L.B. is supported by an Investigator Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council. C.E.C. is supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship and a University of Newcastle, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Gladys M Brawn Senior Research Fellowship. E.S. is supported by an National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (AP1110526) and a University of Sydney.