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