Use of Facebook as a Motivating Factor in a Weight-reduction Program for Obese and Overweight Adolescents
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01819376|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2013 by Cesar Alberto Lucio Ramirez, MD, Hospital San Jose Tec de Monterrey.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : March 27, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 13, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obesity Overweight||Other: Facebook Status Update||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||26 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Use of Facebook as a Motivating Factor in a Weight-reduction Program for Obese and Overweight Adolescents.|
|Study Start Date :||March 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2013|
Experimental: Intervention: Facebook updates
The experimental group will be encouraged to update their Facebook status regarding healthy lifestyle decisions at least once a day.
|Other: Facebook Status Update|
No Intervention: Control: No Facebook
This group will be encouraged not to share their healthy lifestyle decisions on Facebook.
- BMI [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Body Mass Index
- Positive Feedback [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Positive feedback ("likes", positive comments) will be evaluated and related to BMI reduction.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01819376
|Contact: Cesar Lucio, M.D.||+firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Instituto de Bienestar Integral||Recruiting|
|Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 64710|
|Contact: Cesar Lucio, MD +528114134925 email@example.com|