← Back to Search

BrainWeighve App for Weight Loss in Obesity

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Los Angeles, CA
BrainWeighve AppN/AWaitlist AvailableLed by Marya Schulte, PhDResearch Sponsored by University of California, Los Angeles

Study Summary

This trial aims to develop an app to help with weight loss for obese adolescents, based on displacement theory to help with addictive behaviors.

Eligible Conditions
  • Weight Loss

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You haven't been trying to lose weight for more than 6 months through dieting or exercise.
Participants must be between 14 and 18 years old.
You have answered questions on a survey and scored 17 or higher in the section about your goals and attitudes towards a weight management program.
You have been trying to lose or control your weight through diet and exercise for at least 6 months.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~5 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 5 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Quality of Engagement with App
Quantity of Engagement with App
Satisfaction with the App as assessed by the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire
Secondary outcome measures
Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Assessment Tool
Distress Tolerance Scale
+7 more
Other outcome measures
Reach and Retention Rates

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: BrainWeighve InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
4-month smartphone-based weight loss intervention for teens based on displacement theory of addictive behaviors

Find a Location

Who is running the clinical trial?

eHealth International, INC.UNKNOWN
1 Previous Clinical Trials
20 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Weight Loss
20 Patients Enrolled for Weight Loss
University of California, Los AngelesLead Sponsor
1,493 Previous Clinical Trials
10,284,568 Total Patients Enrolled
9 Trials studying Weight Loss
547 Patients Enrolled for Weight Loss
Children's Hospital Los AngelesOTHER
222 Previous Clinical Trials
5,074,841 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Weight Loss
361 Patients Enrolled for Weight Loss

Media Library

BrainWeighve App Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05530538 — N/A
Weight Loss Research Study Groups: BrainWeighve Intervention
Weight Loss Clinical Trial 2023: BrainWeighve App Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05530538 — N/A
BrainWeighve App 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05530538 — 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 become a subject of this research endeavor?

"This medical study is accepting 46 minors between the ages of 14 and 18 who have experienced weight loss. Moreover, applicants must possess an iPhone or be willing to use one provided by the institution; demonstrate proficiency in English; display motivation for changing their habits through a five-item questionnaire; score 17 or higher on the Weight Management Program Diet Readiness Questionnaire's Goals and Attitudes section; and boast a body mass index (BMI) that exceeds the 95th percentile for age/gender."

Answered by AI

Does this research require participants to be of a certain age?

"According to the rules of this trial, candidates must be aged between 14 and 18 in order to qualify for enrollment."

Answered by AI

What are the major goals of this investigation?

"The primary outcome that will be assessed in the span of 4 months is Users' Engagement with App. Additionally, investigators are looking into secondary outcomes such as Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Mental Health Inventory (MHI) and Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS-c). The PSS measures individuals' perception of their ability to cope with stressors on a 10-item scale; MHI asks users how they feel about their personal life over the past month using one item from RAND's inventory; YFAS-c utilizes DSM V diagnostic criteria to quantify addictive behavior related to food consumption. All three metrics have demonstrated strong"

Answered by AI

Is this research endeavor currently enrolling participants?

"Unfortunately, this medical trial is not accepting participants at the present moment. It was initially posted on January 1st 2023 and last updated September 1st 2022; yet there are still 310 other studies actively recruiting patients."

Answered by AI
~31 spots leftby Jun 2025