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Funding Agency:

NIH - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Principal Investigator:

Corrine Voils, PhD

Division:

General Surgery

Project Summary:

People who stay in weight loss programs tend to lose significant amounts of weight. However, some people drop out and do not do as well. This study will determine whether it is possible to give financial incentives in real-time to people for recording what they eat and drink on a smart phone application and for weight loss achieved during the study. If this model is effective, it could be adapted for other programs that involve self-monitoring and achievement of clinical outcomes.

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