Feasibility of Use of BariCare App in Pre-bariatric Surgery.

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Manpreet S. Mundi, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 8, 2012
Last updated: July 1, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

This current study aims to evaluate the efficacy of engagement modules in preparing patients for bariatric surgery. With the help of the Center for Innovation (CFI), a smartphone app (Android and Apple compatible) has been created that will assist in both educating and engaging patients to develop and maintain healthy lifestyle modifications. Our goal is to create a cost-effective, smartphone-based platform that serves to not only efficiently educate but to also verify competence and keep our patients engaged during the lengthy pre-bariatric surgery process.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Use of smartphone app

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Feasibility and Efficacy of Engagement Modules for Pre-Bariatric Surgery Patients.

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Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smart phone app feasibility [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All subjects will complete a Bariatric Surgery Questionnaire consisting of 30 questions that assess their knowldege in areas of nutrition, physical activity, and bariatric surgery. They will also be given a questionnaire on physical activity (International physical activity questionnaire or IPAQ). The primary objective is to assess improvement on both of these questionnaires with use of app.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ease of use of app [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Through a questionnaire provided at the end of study, we will be gathering input from participants regarding ease of use of app, things they would like added or removed, as well as if they found modules helpful.

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Smartphone Arm
This is a feasibility trial and thus all participants in the study will be provided a smartphone app to assist them in preparing for bariatric surgery.
Behavioral: Use of smartphone app


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients, who upon completion of an evaluation by Endocrinology, are considered appropriate to pursue a primary, laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
  2. Patients who are 18 years of age or greater.
  3. Patients who own a smartphone.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with a history of a prior bariatric surgery.
  2. Patients with active psychiatric disorder(s).
  3. Patients with active tobacco use.
  4. Patients with active substance use (alcohol, illicit drugs, etc.)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01708135

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Manpreet Mundi, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Manpreet S. Mundi, Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01708135     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-005535
Study First Received: October 8, 2012
Last Updated: July 1, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 14, 2014