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Behavioral Intervention

Diet Tracking for Weight Loss

N/A
Recruiting
Led By Sherry Pagoto, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of Connecticut
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
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Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 12 weeks
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Summary

This trial tests different ways of tracking food intake during an 8-week weight loss program. The goal is to see how feasible and effective it is to track food daily, every other week, or two

Who is the study for?
This trial is for US residents who are interested in losing weight, have a BMI between 27-45, and are active Facebook users. Participants must have Wi-Fi at home and be able to engage with the study in English.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests three different schedules of dietary tracking during an 8-week digital weight loss program: daily tracking, alternating two weeks on with one week off, or every other week. The goal is to see which method participants stick to best.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
There may not be traditional 'side effects' like with medications; however, participants might experience the burden or stress associated with consistent food logging and adherence to calorie goals.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~12 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 12 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Acceptability of tracking prescription
Burden of tracking prescription
Compliance with diet tracking prescription
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Secondary outcome measures
Diet Tracking One Month Post-Intervention

Trial Design

3Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: 66% Tracking PrescriptionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
This group will be asked to track their diet for 2 weeks, then they will get a 1 week break, track for 2 more weeks and then get a 1 week break, and then track for 2 weeks during the 8 week digital weight loss intervention.
Group II: 50% Tracking PrescriptionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
This group will be asked to track their diet every other week during the 8 week digital weight loss intervention.
Group III: Standard Diet Tracking PrescriptionActive Control1 Intervention
This group will be asked to track their diet using a commercial mobile application every day for the 8 week digital weight loss intervention.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of ConnecticutLead Sponsor
186 Previous Clinical Trials
160,153 Total Patients Enrolled
22 Trials studying Obesity
5,029 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Sherry Pagoto, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Connecticut
5 Previous Clinical Trials
2,293 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Obesity
328 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
~72 spots leftby Jul 2025