Phone Coaching and Internet-Delivered Weight Loss
“Phone Coaching and Internet-delivered Weight Loss”
The purpose of this study is to examine whether adding phone coaching to an Internet-based weight loss program can improve weight loss outcomes at 4 months and 1 year. All individuals will receive a 4-month, Internet-delivered weight loss program followed by an 8-month Internet-delivered weight loss maintenance program. Some individuals will also be selected to receive either 3 weeks or 12 weeks of phone coaching. Assessments of weight, diet, physical activity, and psychosocial factors will occur at baseline, 4 months, and 1 year.
Behavioral - Internet-based weight loss program
12-month, Internet-based weight loss/maintenance program.
Behavioral - Brief phone coaching
Some individuals will receive 3 weeks of phone coaching. Coaching calls will occur 1x/week, starting at week 5. Once coaching calls are completed, the participant will not have any other contact with their coach.
Behavioral - Extended phone coaching
Some individuals will receive 12 weeks of phone coaching. Coaching calls will occur 1x/week, starting at week 5. Once coaching calls are completed, the participant will not have any other contact with their coach.
Phone Coaching and Internet-delivered Weight Loss