Effectiveness of a smartphone application for weight loss compared with usual care in overweight primary care patients: a randomized, controlled trial

Author: Laing, B. Y. Country/countries: United States Number of patients participating in the study: 212 This study was focused on patients living with Obesity
Intervention analysed in the study: Usual Care Intervention components: UC
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Setting of implementation: N/A Professionals delivering the intervention: N/A Targeted self-management behaviours: N/A
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring and action-based behavioural techniques and social support delivered remotely Intervention components: E+MT+AB+SS+R
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Setting of implementation: Virtual location Professionals delivering the intervention: Service Targeted self-management behaviours: Eating behaviours, Physical activity /exercise, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Έκβαση Μέτρο Tool
Comorbidities managament Systolic pressure N/A
Healthy nutrition habits/personalized nutrition Dietary habits N/A
Physical Activity Physical activity N/A
Self-efficacy Self-efficacy N/A
Self-efficacy Eating Self-efficacy N/A
Weight management Weight (Kgs/lbs) N/A

Patient characteristics

Age: 43.3 years (+/- a standard deviation of 14.3) Gender: 73.0% female Time since diagnosis of Obesity: N/A Severity of the disease: 33.4 (+/- a standard deviation of 7.09) Multi-morbidity: N/A
  • Number of co-morbidities: N/A

Level of health literacy: N/A
  • Tool: N/A

Socio-economic characteristics: N/A

Risk of Bias of this study

Έκβαση Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding performance Blinding detection objective outcomes assessment Attrition incomplete outcome Incorrect statistical methods Recruitment bias Selective outcome reporting
Comorbidities managament - Systolic pressure
Healthy nutrition habits/personalized nutrition - Dietary habits
Physical Activity - Physical activity
Self-efficacy - Self-efficacy
Self-efficacy - Eating Self-efficacy
Weight management - Weight (Kgs/lbs)