Coached or Non-Coached Weight Loss Intervention
To evaluate the effect of one-on-one coaching in the Noom Healthy Weight Program, a digital behavior change, weight loss intervention, compared to the same program with no coaching, as well as influential factors.
|Condition or Disease||Intervention/Treatment||Phase|
Arms and Interventions
Behavioral: Noom Healthy Weight; mobile behavior change program for weight loss with 1:1 coaching
The intervention consists of a curriculum, provided through daily articles that users are encouraged to read; logging features for weight, meals, and physical activity; in-app groups; and a virtual coach, who will communicate with participants via in-app messaging. During the first week of the study, participants will be introduced to the program, the Noom app, and their coach. Coaches will use a secure dashboard to monitor patient progress, which is used to increase engagement and motivation. Participants are encouraged to log their weight and physical activity on a weekly basis, and meals daily.
|Active Comparator: No Coach|
Behavioral: Noom Healthy Weight; mobile behavior change program for weight loss
The intervention consists of a curriculum, provided through daily articles that users are encouraged to read; logging features for weight, meals, and physical activity. During the first week of the study, participants will be introduced to the program, and the Noom app.
Primary Outcome Measures
- Weight [4 months]
- Self reported in app engagement measures [4 months]
self reported and automatically logged
Secondary Outcome Measures
- Quality of Life Via SF-12 [4 months]
Self-reported outcome measure assessing the impact of health on an individual's everyday life. It is often used as a quality of life measure
- Eating Behavior via the Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire [4 months]
The Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ) assesses the structure of an individual's eating behavior. the DEBQ contains separate scales for emotional, external, and restrained eating behavior.
- Resilience via Devereux Adult Resilience Survey [4 months]
Provides insights into personal strengths
- Self Efficacy via General Self-Efficacy Scale [4 months]
The scale was created to assess a general sense of perceived self-efficacy with the aim in mind to predict coping with daily hassles as well as adaptation after experiencing all kinds of stressful life events.
- Linguistic Features via Linguistic Inquiry Word Count (LIWC) [16 weeks]
LIWC-derived linguistic analysis of emotional tone taken from from expressively written text following a writing task prompt
Able to understand and provide informed consent
18-65 years old
Self-report of good health (physical and mental)
Not diagnosed with diabetes
Overweight or obesity (BMI ≥ 27)
Able to meet our criteria of adherence to the program (at least 1 engagement per week on one of the following: logged exercise, logged meals, steps, weigh-ins, coach messages, read articles, and days with at least one weigh-in.) For females
Not 6 months postpartum
Not planning to become pregnant in the next 5 months.
Inability or unwillingness of a participant to give written informed consent
Currently pregnant or ≤ 6 months postpartum
Presence of a condition or abnormality that in the opinion of the Investigator would compromise the quality of the data E.g., evidence of an eating disorder, major chronic condition
Contacts and Locations
|1||Noom, Inc||New York||New York||United States||10001|
Sponsors and Collaborators
- Noom Inc.
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.