The HealtheTech study evaluated the effectiveness of HealtheTech products for weight management. Participants were randomized to the HealtheTech program, HealtheLifestyle program, or to a delayed treatment group.
The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of resting metabolic rate measurement and a basic energy balance intervention delivered electronically with minimal face-to-face interaction in helping overweight and obese individuals manage their weight. Additionally, we developed and tested the efficacy of a practical, structured, and time-limited behavioral intervention as a supplement to standard HealtheTech products.
Participants were assessed monthly, with the primary outcome of change in body weight at 12 weeks.
|Chambliss HO, Huber RC, Finley CE, McDoniel SO, Kitzman-Ulrich H, Wilkinson WJ.||Computerized self-monitoring and technology-assisted feedback for weight loss with and without an enhanced behavioral component. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Dec;85(3):375-82. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2010.12.024. Epub 2011 Feb 3.||Read Abstract|