mHealth for Weight Changes

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Targeting 2 different conditionsmHealth +1 moreN/ARecruitingLed by Lisa Quintiliani, PhDResearch Sponsored by Tufts Medical Center

Study Summary

This trial will test if a weight management intervention consisting of text messages and monthly phone counseling will be more effective in promoting weight loss than text messages alone or no intervention.

Eligible Conditions
  • Weight Changes
  • Obesity


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline, 6-month follow up, 12-month follow up
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline, 6-month follow up, 12-month follow up for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in Weight at 12-month follow up
Secondary outcome measures
Change in Weight at 6-month follow up
Diet behavior
Physical activity behavior
+1 more

Awards & Highlights

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

Trial Design

3Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: mHealth+Community Health Worker (CHW) supportExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
same as mHealth group + monthly behavioral phone counseling by a CHW
Group II: mHealth GroupExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
12 month text messaging program about diet and physical activity behavioral goals
Group III: Control groupActive Control1 Intervention
Assessments only
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 3

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Tufts Medical CenterLead Sponsor
248 Previous Clinical Trials
252,597 Total Patients Enrolled
Boston Medical CenterLead Sponsor
373 Previous Clinical Trials
867,092 Total Patients Enrolled
National Institutes of Health (NIH)NIH
2,611 Previous Clinical Trials
6,662,823 Total Patients Enrolled
National Cancer Institute (NCI)NIH
13,412 Previous Clinical Trials
41,238,551 Total Patients Enrolled
19 Trials studying Weight Changes
3,976 Patients Enrolled for Weight Changes
Lisa Quintiliani, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Tufts Medical Center
2 Previous Clinical Trials
449 Total Patients Enrolled
Ziming Xuan, ScDPrincipal Investigator
BU School of Public Health, Community Health Services

Media Library

CHW support Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04852042 — N/A
Weight Changes Research Study Groups: mHealth Group, mHealth+Community Health Worker (CHW) support, Control group
Weight Changes Clinical Trial 2023: CHW support Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04852042 — N/A
CHW support 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04852042 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Are there any vacancies available for participants in the study?

"That is accurate. According to, this trial launched on September 28th 2021 and actively seeks 515 participants from 1 site for its research objectives."

Answered by AI

What is the upper limit for participants in this clinical trial?

"Affirmative. According to the information found on, this study is now searching for candidates and was first posted on September 28th 2021 with its last amendment occuring at the end of September 2022. 515 patients across a single site need to be enrolled in order for the trial to continue."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What site did they apply to?
Boston Medical Center
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?
Recent research and studies
~193 spots leftby Feb 2025