Weight loss study recruiting participants

Partner2Lose, a weight loss study run by Corrine Voils, PhD, is currently recruiting participants:

Do you want to lose weight? Are you ready to try something new?

Partner2Lose is a nutrition and weight loss study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are now enrolling couples into this 2-year program that will compare two ways for losing weight: 1) Participating in a weight loss program alone OR 2) Participating in a weight loss program with support from your spouse or life partner.

Who can participate?
You are:
o 18-74 years old
o currently overweight
o living with your spouse or life partner who is willing to participate with you
o not pregnant or breastfeeding

AND you and your partner:
o are willing to participate in a 2-year nutrition and weight loss program, including group classes taking place in Madison, WI and individual telephone calls
o have separate smart phones with data and texting plans
o have separate email addresses and regular access to the internet

Study activities, frequency, and payment:

  • Group classes*
    • 16 classes (Every 2 weeks in months 1-6 then once a month in months 7-9)
    • 2 hours each class;
    • TOTAL: 32 hours
    • Payment: None – Class instruction is free
  • Phone calls
    • 9 phone calls (Once a month in months 7-12, every other month in months 13-18)
    • 30 minutes each call;
    • TOTAL: 4.5 hours
    • Payment: None – Call support is free
  • Measurement visits
    • Visits at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months
    • 30 minutes each visit;
    • TOTAL: 2 hours
    • Payment: $180 for participant; $180 for partner
      $360 TOTAL

      * Free childcare for ages 3 and over may be provided by request.


To learn more about this opportunity and to see if you are a good fit for this study, please visit the Partner2Lose website: www.partner2lose.com

All communication of interest for participation must be done through the Partner2Lose website.