Assessing the Efficacy of Smartphone Calorie Calculator Application on Body Composition With and Without Intervention

Description

Over nutrition has led to an increasing overweight and obese population. Maintaining a calorie deficit can be difficult causing many patients to be unsuccessful at weight loss attempts. There are many smart phone applications that are labeled as weight loss aids, MyFitnessPal™ being one of these applications. MyFitnessPal ™ assists users to help record calorie intake to maintain a balanced caloric intake and to avoid over nutrition Primary Hypothesis: This study is testing the hypothesis that subjects using a smart phone calorie calculator with intervention will have a greater body fat percentage loss in 8 weeks when compared to the control group. Secondary Hypothesis: Subjects using a smart phone calorie calculator with intervention will report improved self-body image in 8 weeks.

Study Start Date

October, 12 2017

Estimated Completion Date

March 2018

Interventions

  • Behavioral: Web based diet application

Study ID

New York Institute of Technology -- BHS-1309

Status

Unknown

Trial ID

NCT03410472

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

20

Sponsor

New York Institute of Technology

Inclusion Criteria

  • greater than 25 body mass index, must own a smart phone

Exclusion Criteria

  • currently using any other diet intervention

Gender

All

Ages

18 Years to 35 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, New York 35.0 miles Brian Harper MD 516-686-3700 bharper@nyit.edu

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