A Personalized Telehealth Intervention for Health and Weight Loss in Postpartum Women (E-Moms)
The purpose of this study is to help women lose the weight they gained during their pregnancy using a SmartPhone app the investigators have developed called E-Moms. The investigators hypothesize that the moms given the app to use during the study will lose more weight than the moms who do not use the app.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||E-Moms: A Personalized Telehealth Intervention for Health and Weight Loss in Postpartum Women|
- Body weight [ Time Frame: 6 months postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Dietary Intake [ Time Frame: 6 months postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: WIC E-Moms
If picked for this group, you will receive a personalized diet and exercise plan to help you lose the weight you gained during your pregnancy. All information will be given to you using a SmartPhone, such as an iPhone. You can use your own phone or one can be loaned to you for the study. You will also be loaned a scale so you can weigh yourself at home. You will also get advice and services from your WIC clinic.
Behavioral: WIC E-Moms
Participants enrolled in the E-Moms group will receive a personalized dietary prescription to promote weight loss and arrive at pregravid weight by 6 months postpartum. Our weight loss intervention will incorporate standard WIC nutritional advice and will encouraged 150 minutes/week of moderate intensity activity, which is about 3,000 - 4,000 steps/day above baseline, as recommended for maintenance of healthy weight. Each participant will be assigned a trained weight management counselor who will provide frequent recommendations and advice and support at least once per week.
Other Name: E-Moms
No Intervention: WIC Moms
You will get advice and services for nutrition and weight management after pregnancy from your WIC clinic.
The E-Moms Study will last about 4 months. The weight management program is 4 months long and will end about 6 months after the participant's baby is born. All participants will receive Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services.
For the weight management program, participants will be put into one of these groups:
- WIC Moms: receive advice and services for nutrition and weight management after pregnancy from their WIC clinic.
- WIC E-Moms: receive a personalized diet and exercise plan to help them lose the weight they gained during their pregnancy. All information will be given to them using a SmartPhone, such as an iPhone. They will also get advice and services from your WIC clinic.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01751230
|United States, Louisiana|
|Pennington Biomedical Research Center|
|Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808|
|Principal Investigator:||Leanne Redman, M.S., Ph.D.||Pennington Biomedical Research Center|