Journal article

An app-, web- and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity: the 'HelpMeDoIt!' feasibility randomised controlled trial.

Sharon Anne Simpson, Lynsay Matthews, Juliana Pugmire, Alex McConnachie, Emma McIntosh, Elinor Coulman, Kathryn Hughes, Mark Kelson, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, Simon Murphy, Olga Utkina-Macaskill, Laurence Anthony Russell Moore

Pilot and Feasibility Studies | Published : 2020


Background: Social support has an important role in successful weight loss. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of an app-, web- and social support-based intervention in supporting adults with obesity to achieve weight loss. Methods: The intervention and evaluation methods were tested in a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Adults in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board area of Scotland with a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2 were recruited and randomised 2:1 (intervention to control). The feasibility and acceptability of the intervention and trial methods were assessed against pre-specified progression criteria, via process, economic and outcome evalu..

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