Grant: $485,920 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 23, 2009
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Award Description: The goal of this project is to develop and test an innovative web-based program that would provide an accessible and effective approach for obese patients who have been encouraged by their physician to lose weight. The program will use Web-based interactive multi-media approaches for presentation of behavioral weight loss skills and will provide a Web-based form for submission of self-monitoring and weight data and a system of automated feedback for participants, commenting on their weight loss to date and their performance within several behavioral weight-loss domains. The program will be tested in a randomized trial with 250 patients referred by their physicians who will be randomly assigned to either Internet Education (Control) (N=125) or to the Innovative Technology program (N=125). All participants will be weighed at the start and end of the 3 month program and at 3 month follow-up. The primary hypothesis is that patients who are assigned to the Innovative Technology program will achieve larger average weight losses than those in the control group over the 12-week program. If the program is effective, it would provide an outstanding resource for physicians to use with their patients and thus would have tremendous clinical impact.
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Jobs Summary: Notice of Award was received on 9/23/09; the number of jobs created or retained has not yet been determined. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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