Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment Enhanced with Financial Incentives Save

Date Added
December 11th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00050601
Researcher
Delia West
Keywords
Obesity, Weight Control
Summary

This randomized, controlled trial seeks to determine whether incorporating financial incentives increases the amount and duration of weight losses achieved by Internet-delivered behavioral treatment. A total of 416 overweight and obese adults at two study sites (University of Vermont and University of South Carolina will be randomized to: (1) Internet intervention; or 2) Internet intervention plus financial incentives for implementation of key self-management behaviors (daily self-weighing, self-monitoring of dietary intake and achieving step goals) (Internet+Incentives). All participants will receive the same 36-session web-based group weight control program which features synchronous, facilitated chats and online behavioral tools. Assessments will be conducted at 2, 6, 12- and 18 months and will include measures of body weight, treatment engagement (e.g., attendance, self-monitoring, website utilization, motivational factors, weight control behaviors).

Institution
USC
Recruitment Contact
Briana Davis
(803) 576-5807
brianad@mailbox.sc.edu

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