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Columbia, South Carolina 29208


This is a 1-month study that will examine the use of podcasting and a wearable wrist-worn device to track calorie intake and promote weight loss. A podcast is a digital audio file that can be listened to on portable media players, like iPods, and personal computers. This study will run from July 14, 2015 to August 11, 2015. In this study, you will receive weight loss information delivered via twice weekly podcasts. You will also track each meal you eat by wearing a provided watch-like device.

Study summary:

This study will last approximately 1 month (about 4 weeks). Participants will need to attend one 1.5-hour orientation meeting, baseline assessment, and training meeting, and then weekly 1-hour meetings for four weeks (5 meetings total). Participants will listen to 2 podcasts per week and will be encouraged to monitor exercise and body weight and track each meal using the provided wearable, wrist worn device. Each of the podcasts will take about 15 - 20 minutes to listen to and so participants should expect to spend 30 - 40 minutes each week listening to podcasts and up to 3 hours completing other study-related activities each week—including attending the weekly meetings—for a total of about 4 hours per week.


Inclusion Criteria: - 18-65 years of age - BMI between 25- 49.9 kg/m2 - live in Columbia, South Carolina area - be able to attend all assessment visits - have access to the Internet, a computer, and a smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.) - have MD consent for participation if currently on blood pressure medications, have issues with dizziness, or have bone or joint issues - be free of an eating disorder as screened by the Eating disorder Screen for Primary care. (If a participant has an eating disorder, they will be referred to their family physician) - no current participation in a weight loss program or taking weight loss medications (although participants may be trying to lose weight on their own) - able to prepare all their own meals (i.e. not living on-campus) Exclusion Criteria: - major health or psychiatric diseases, drug or alcohol dependency, thyroid conditions, or pregnancy - pregnant (or have been pregnant in the last 6 months), anticipating on becoming pregnant in the next 7 months, or currently breastfeeding o Women who are pregnant should not be pursuing weight loss and should be under the direct care of a physician. Therefore women who are pregnant or who are anticipating they might be pregnant should not participate in this study. If a woman becomes pregnant during the study, she will be advised to consult her care provider and will be dropped from the weight loss study.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Brie Turner-McGrievy, PhD
University of South Carolina

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Location Contact:

Columbia, South Carolina 29208
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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