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Gamified Weight Loss Program for Obesity (DASH-Man Trial)

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Research Sponsored by Drexel University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Individuals must be of overweight or obese BMI (25-50 kg/m)
Individuals must be adults (aged 18-65)
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up assessments will be administered at months 0, 1, 6 and 12.
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DASH-Man Trial Summary

This trial is testing whether a weight loss program that includes features from video games (such as competition, digital rewards, and an integrated neurotraining video game) is more effective than a standard weight loss program in helping men lose weight.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for overweight or obese men (BMI of 25-50 kg/m²) aged 18-65 who enjoy high-calorie foods and can walk two city blocks without stopping. They must be willing to have their doctor contacted about their physical activity level and rapid weight loss if needed. Men with certain medical conditions, recent significant weight loss, or changes in medications affecting weight are excluded.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a gamified mHealth program against a standard mHealth program for weight loss in men. It includes digital self-monitoring, dietary targets, physical activity, and either a control neurotraining game or an integrated one with team competition and rewards designed to train inhibitory control linked to body mass.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves behavioral interventions rather than medication, traditional side effects are not expected. However, participants may experience discomfort from increased physical activity or changes in diet.

DASH-Man Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
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My BMI is between 25 and 50, indicating I am overweight or obese.
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I am between 18 and 65 years old.
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I can walk two city blocks without needing to stop.

DASH-Man Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~assessments will be administered at month zero.
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and assessments will be administered at month zero. for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Baseline Weight
Change from Baseline Weight at 1 month
Change from Baseline Weight at 12 months
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Secondary outcome measures
Caloric intake measured using the Fitbit app's built-in dietary tracking system
Physical activity measured in minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity using wrist-worn activity tracker.

DASH-Man Trial Design

4Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Placebo Group
Group I: Gamified program with sham ICTExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
One group will receive fully-gamified version of the program with a sham.
Group II: Gamified program with Active ICTExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
One group will receive fully-gamified version of the program with active neurotraining.
Group III: Non-gamified program with Active ICTActive Control1 Intervention
One group will be assigned to a 12-month mobile weight loss program that includes digital self-monitoring, simplified and self-selected dietary targets (to align with neurotraining and promote autonomy , and behavioral strategies with active neurotraining.
Group IV: Non-gamified program with sham ICTPlacebo Group1 Intervention
One group will be assigned to a 12-month mobile weight loss program that includes digital self-monitoring, simplified and self-selected dietary targets (to align with neurotraining and promote autonomy , and behavioral strategies with sham.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)NIH
2,375 Previous Clinical Trials
4,315,837 Total Patients Enrolled
101 Trials studying Weight Loss
18,784 Patients Enrolled for Weight Loss
Drexel UniversityLead Sponsor
150 Previous Clinical Trials
47,441 Total Patients Enrolled
15 Trials studying Weight Loss
2,885 Patients Enrolled for Weight Loss

Media Library

Gamified behavioral weight loss treatment Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05408494 — N/A
Weight Loss Research Study Groups: Non-gamified program with sham ICT, Non-gamified program with Active ICT, Gamified program with sham ICT, Gamified program with Active ICT
Weight Loss Clinical Trial 2023: Gamified behavioral weight loss treatment Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05408494 — N/A
Gamified behavioral weight loss treatment 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05408494 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Am I eligible to enroll in this clinical research?

"This clinical trial is in need of 228 overweight adults aged 18 to 55. The applicants must demonstrate satisfactory completion of enrollment processes, possess a BMI ranging from 25-50kg/m, be capable of walking two city blocks without stopping, show an implicit preference for high calorie foods, and provide consent for the research team to contact their personal physician if needed."

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Are participants of this clinical trial required to be under 30 years old?

"This clinical trial mandates that participants are between 18 and 55 years of age. Meanwhile, there is a wealth of trials open to minors aged under 18 (236) as well as elderly persons over 65 (714)."

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Is enrolment in this experiment available to participants at this time?

"Clinicaltrials.gov currently notes that this medical experiment, first published on November 1st 2022, is not accepting patients at the moment. However, 1134 other studies are presently recruiting participants for their trials."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
California
Texas
How old are they?
18 - 65
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
Met criteria
What site did they apply to?
Drexel University

Why did patients apply to this trial?

I have tried everything. I have tried many medications and nothing has worked. I want to lose weight so I can feel better physically and mentally.
PatientReceived no prior treatments

How responsive is this trial?

Typically responds via
Phone Call
~149 spots leftby Jan 2026