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Springfield, Massachusetts 01105


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new educational program for people who have recently had gastric bypass surgery. This program involves both the use of newly developed wireless home monitoring technology (medication box, weight scale, and pedometer) and telephone-based, individually tailored health counseling with a bariatric dietician.


Study summary:

Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) >30 in kg/m2, has reached epidemic levels in the United States (US). Morbid obesity, which is classified as a BMI>=40, is the fastest growing obesity category. It has increased 52% between 2000 and 2005, to now affect 15 million US adults. Morbid obesity is associated with serious medical co-morbidities, and these obesity-related diseases have a significant impact on the individual patient, as well as on our healthcare system as a whole. Gastric bypass surgery is the only current effective treatment for MO. Approximately 220,000 operations were carried out in 2008, making it one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S. The most common form (80%) of bariatric surgery performed in the U.S. is laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGB). While there has been considerable clinical focus on multidisciplinary pre-surgical screening regarding medical, behavioral, and psychosocial suitability of candidates for bariatric surgery, there is a paucity of post-surgical follow-up examining behavioral adaptation and adherence. The purpose of this study is to examine such post-surgical behavioral components that are relevant to weight loss surgery. Specifically, the investigators will assess the feasibility, reliability, usability, and satisfaction of some newly developed wireless home monitoring technology (i.e., medication box, weight scale, and pedometer) in a group of patients who have recently had gastric bypass surgery. A prospective cohort study design will be conducted. Questionnaire data will be collected and data analysis will be descriptive in nature.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 6 weeks-1 year post gastric bypass surgery - > 18 years of age - English-speaking and able to read and understand consent form and study questionnaires. - Land line analog telephone service at home Exclusion Criteria: - Suffered unexpected complications from surgery as judged by the surgeons - Anyone judged not fit to participate in the study, as per the surgeon or dietician's clinical judgment - Weight >440 lbs. at enrollment (upper limit of our weight scale) - Planning to relocate from the area within the next 2-3 months (i.e., during study timeframe)


NCT ID:

NCT01378897


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Garry W Welch, PhD
Baystate Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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