NPA-GP: Anthropometric Outcomes (2021)

Author and Year:
Thomas J, Bond D, et al, 2019
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Article Title:
Comparison of smartphone-based behavioral obesity treatment with gold standard group treatment and control: a randomized trial.
Thomas J, Bond D, Raynor H, Papandonatos G, Wing R
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
English-fluent and literate; age 18 to 70 years old; overweight/obesity (BMI of 25-45 kg/m2); willing to use electronic resources for weight loss if assigned to SMART
Exclusion Criteria:
Currently in another weight loss program; taking weight loss medication; weight loss of 5% or more of body weight during the past 6 months; currently pregnant, lactating, less than 6 months postpartum, or plans to become pregnant during the next 18 months; report of a heart condition; chest pain during periods of activity or rest; loss of consciousness on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire; report of a medical condition that would affect the safety of participating in unsupervised PA; inability to walk two blocks without stopping; history of bariatric surgery; report of conditions that in the opinion of the investigators would render the participant potentially unlikely to follow the protocol, including terminal illness, plans to relocate, a history of substance abuse, bulimia nervosa, or other significant uncontrolled or untreated psychiatric problem
Research Purpose:
To determine whether weight losses from a primarily smartphone-based behavioral obesity treatment (SMART) differed from those of a more intensive group-based behavioral obesity treatment (GROUP) and a control condition (CONTROL).
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Study Location:
Providence, RI, USA
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Please specify names of funders:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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