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Digital Weight Loss Program for Obesity

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Research Sponsored by The Miriam Hospital
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Must not have
Presence of a heart condition, chest pain during periods of activity or rest, or loss of consciousness on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
Treatment of cancer within the last 6 months
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 6 months after beginning treatment
Awards & highlights


This trial will test the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of adding weight loss nomograms and the Bite Counter to an established online weight loss program.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults with a BMI between 27 and 45 who want to lose weight. It's not suitable for those with health issues that make weight loss or exercise unsafe, heart problems, pregnancy, use of weight loss meds, recent cancer treatment, cognitive or physical limitations affecting computer use, or if they've had certain treatments in the past.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests an online behavioral weight loss program against two enhanced versions: one adds a personalized graph (nomogram) showing expected progress; the other includes both the nomogram and a Bite Counter device to monitor eating habits.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
There may be minimal side effects as this trial focuses on non-invasive methods like online programs and wearable devices. However, participants might experience psychological stress from adherence pressure or frustration if results are slower than expected.

Eligibility Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
I have a heart condition or have experienced chest pain or fainting.
I have not been treated for cancer in the last 6 months.
I am currently taking medication to lose weight.
I have had surgery to help me lose weight.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~6 months after beginning treatment
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 6 months after beginning treatment for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Weight Loss
Secondary outcome measures
Average number of bites of food per day
Number of online weight loss lessons viewed
Number of weekly clinic visits attended
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Trial Design

3Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Online Weight Loss Program + Nomogram + Bite CounterExperimental Treatment3 Interventions
Group II: Online Weight Loss Program + NomogramExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Group III: Online Weight Loss ProgramActive Control1 Intervention
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Bite Counter
Completed Phase 1

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Who is running the clinical trial?

The Miriam HospitalLead Sponsor
241 Previous Clinical Trials
37,558 Total Patients Enrolled
75 Trials studying Obesity
15,109 Patients Enrolled for Obesity

Media Library

Online Behavioral Weight Loss program Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT02857595 — N/A
Obesity Research Study Groups: Online Weight Loss Program + Nomogram, Online Weight Loss Program, Online Weight Loss Program + Nomogram + Bite Counter
Obesity Clinical Trial 2023: Online Behavioral Weight Loss program Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT02857595 — N/A
Online Behavioral Weight Loss program 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT02857595 — N/A
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