The Social Pounds Off Digitally (Social POD) Study (SocialPOD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02344836|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 26, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obesity||Behavioral: Podcast + mobile diet app Behavioral: Podcast + theory-based mobile diet app||Phase 1|
Objectives and Significance. Smartphones have the capability to monitor health-related behaviors (exercise, diet, etc.) and provide social support which has the potential to play a powerful role in health promotion. The objective of this study is to refine and pilot test the Social POD app for personalized health monitoring and interaction founded on a combination of social networks, recommender systems, motivational research, and health behavior theory. Currently, we are recruiting for usability testing among obese and overweight (BMI >25 kg/m2) adults (n=20) with our basic Social POD app. Our proposed project, which seeks to supplement our current line of research investigating mHealth interventions for overweight and obese adults, has two aims:
Aim 1: Refine our intelligent social agent mobile app (Social POD) based on results from our usability testing and develop new components (i.e., incentive system) for use in a 3-month randomized controlled pilot trial (RCT).
Aim 2: Conduct a 3-month pilot RCT among overweight and obese adults (N=150) comparing a theory-based podcast (TBP) plus self-monitoring using a commercially-available calorie and weight tracking app (current most popular diet self-monitoring method)9 versus TBP plus self-monitoring and social support/incentive points for participating with the Social POD app (TBP+Social POD).
Once the final intervention is developed through Aim 1 including the incentive system, we will recruit 150 overweight adult Android smartphone owners (BMI 25-49.9 kg/m2; age 18-65; >30% AA) to participate in a 3-month pilot of our enhanced intervention. Detecting differences in weight among the two groups is our primary research goal.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||57 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Refining and Pilot Testing Social Networks for Encouraging Healthy Behaviors: The Social Pounds Off Digitally (Social POD) Study|
|Study Start Date :||January 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2015|
Active Comparator: Theory-based podcast
Receive a 3-month weight loss intervention delivered via theory-based podcast (TBP) plus self-monitoring using a commercially-available calorie and weight tracking app (current most popular diet self-monitoring method).
Intervention: podcast + mobile diet app
Behavioral: Podcast + mobile diet app
Use of a mobile app to track behaviors related to weight loss as well as receive study-related weight loss information via podcast.
Experimental: Theory-based podcast + Social POD
Receive a 3-month weight loss intervention delivered via Theory-based Podcast (TBP) plus self-monitoring and social support/incentive points for participating with the Social POD app (TBP+Social POD).
Intervention: podcast + theory-based mobile diet app
Behavioral: Podcast + theory-based mobile diet app
Use of a theory-based mobile app to track behaviors related to weight loss as well as receive study-related weight loss information via podcast.
- Weight loss [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02344836
|United States, South Carolina|
|University of South Carolina|
|Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29208|