Swipe Out Stroke (SOS): Feasibility of Using a Consumer Based Electronic Application to Improve Compliance With Weight Loss in Obese Minority Stroke Patients (SOS)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02531074
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : August 21, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2018
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nneka Lotea Ifejika, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
This pilot study evaluates the use of a mobile application to improve weight loss in obese stroke patients. The investigators hypothesize that acute stroke patients who use the mobile application are more likely to achieve a minimum 5% weight reduction during the critical six months post-stroke, yielding considerable improvement in stroke risk factors.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Mobile ApplicationBehavioral: Food JournalBehavioral: Usual Care
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.
Age 18-85 years.
African-American or Hispanic.
Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) of 0-3.
Body Mass Index greater than 30 kg/m2.
Currently taking prescription medication for diabetes mellitus, hypertension or hyperlipidemia.
Willing to follow a healthy eating pattern and NOT use weight loss medications for the duration of the study.
Personal ownership or caregiver ownership of a personal computer, SmartPhone or other SmartDevice (iPhone or Android platform) with Internet access.
If patient has alexia, agraphia, acalculia, dementia or blindness - caregiver must be willing to complete the intervention.
Pre-existing disability with mRS > 4.
Contraindications to weight loss (planning to become pregnant, history of an eating disorder).
Steroid use for suspected vasculitis.
Current or recent (past 6 months) participation in a weight loss program or use of weight loss medication.