This trial has been completed.

Condition weight loss
Treatment mhealth texting for weight loss
Sponsor Duke University
Start date October 2014
End date January 2017
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT02279017, Pro00057562


To assess the feasibility to translate an automated weight loss message intervention to a weight loss clinic population.

Aim 1: To assess feasibility of translating the intervention in a clinic for patients who recently completed a structured weight loss program.

Aim 2: To assess the ability to capture a trajectory of self-reported weight over 6 months through an automated intervention.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose basic science
Masking no masking
We will send the study participate a daily text message for 2 months to their phone at 8 A.M. and a weekly text message for 6 months asking them to report their weight through a 2-question online survey. After that, a monthly text message for 18 months asking them to report their weight.
mhealth texting for weight loss

Primary Outcomes

Subject's weight loss
time frame: 2 years
Percentage of subjects who self-report weight to the clinic
time frame: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 18 years up to 100 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - A client of Duke diet and Fitness Center (DFC) - Are able to speak and read English - Should complete a diet and fitness program at the DFC. - Client should own a mobile smart phone to personally receive text messages. - Client should have access to a web-based survey to self-report their weight. Exclusion Criteria: - No exclusions

Additional Information

Official title Mobile Health Messages to Sustain Recent Weight Loss - Phase 2
Principal investigator Ryan Shaw, RN, Phd
Description The investigators will recruit 100 participants who are clients at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. At baseline the investigators will collect demographic information such as, their age, weight, education. When participants complete their respective program at the DFC they will receive a daily weight loss sustaining text message at 8:00 A.M. for 60 days. Participants will also receive weekly messages for 6 months asking them to self-report their weight. Thereafter, they will receive an automated message monthly for 18 months asking them to self-report their weight.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Duke University.