Obesity / Weight Loss / Telemedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
The investigators aim to develop, pilot and evaluate a new "Total Lifestyle Coaching" (TLC) program, that will address both information and behavior-change aspects of nutrition education for patients whose body mass index (BMI) exceeds 25.
- Behavioral: Total Lifestyle Coaching (TLC)
|Ages eligible for Study||21 Years and older|
|Genders eligible for Study||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Accepts Healthy Volunteers|
This is a single-arm pilot study of patients at the Revere Healthcare Center with a BMI greater than 25. The intervention consists of a single in-person assessment with a dietician followed by telephone coaching sessions addressing nutrition, sleep, stress-reduction skills, and physical activity over the course of 6 months. Study team assessed anthropomorphic, demographic, and behavioral measures prior to the initial dietician assessment and at study completion (6 months following enrollment). Semi-structured exit interviews assessing participants' experiences in the program were also conducted following program completion.
31 August, 2014
17 January, 2017