mHealth Intervention for Older Adults


This is a pilot study to test the feasibility and acceptability of a self-regulation theory-based mHealth behavior intervention for overweight or obese older adults with T2DM.

Study Start Date

April, 20 2017

Estimated Completion Date

December 2018


  • Behavioral: self-regulation theory-based mHealth behavior intervention

Study ID

Boston College -- 17.192.01



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Boston College

Inclusion Criteria

  • >=65 years of age?
  • BMI between 27-40kg/m2
  • Availability of wireless Internet service at home?
  • Stable body weight during the previous year (i.e., ±10 pounds) ?
  • Not being enrolled in another weight loss program in the past six months?
  • Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for at least 2 years?
  • Prescribed insulin or oral medications for at least 1 year?
  • No changes in medications for at least 6 months before enrolling in the study?
  • Use the LoseIt! app on their computer or smartphone for the 5-day practice period?
  • Able to read, write and speak English.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Planning frequent travel, vacations or relocation in next 3 months?
  • Current use of weight loss medication?
  • Have a history of bariatric surgery?
  • Have participated in diabetes education in the previous 12 months?
  • Are unable to walk 2 blocks, or had an amputation of a lower limb, severe arthritis or other medical condition that prevents walking for exercise?
  • Have severe complications of diabetes, including renal disease (albumin/creatinine >300 ?g /mg), severe peripheral diabetic neuropathy, severe peripheral vascular disease, symptomatic autonomic neuropathy, history of myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or other severe cardiac disease or severe hypertension (systolic blood pressure greater than 160/90 mmHg)?
  • Have a diagnosis of a serious mental illness, e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and/or eating disorders?
  • Have severe visual, hearing or cognitive impairments (e.g., dementia, intellectual disability)?
  • Unable or unwilling to use the mHealth technology equipment (toolkit) for data collection?
  • Do not speak, read and write English.




65 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Joslin Diabetes Center - Boston, Massachusetts 2.4 miles Medha Munshi MD 617-632-8696 provides clinical trial listings in an easy to view format. All clinical trial information is pulled directly from This website does not guarantee acceptance into any clinical trial, and is not responsible for adverse events that may be incurred from a clinical trial.