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A text messaging-assisted randomized lifestyle weight loss clinical trial among overweight adults in Beijing.

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Lin, P-H; Wang, Y; Levine, E; Askew, S; Lin, S; Chang, C; Sun, J; Foley, P; Wang, H; Li, X; Bennett, GG
Published in: Obesity (Silver Spring)
May 2014

OBJECTIVE: The impact of a text messaging-assisted lifestyle weight loss intervention on weight change among overweight adults in Beijing was examined. METHODS: It was a 6-month randomized two arm clinical trial. The control group received a brief advice session after randomization. The intervention group received three group sessions, five coaching calls, and a daily text message prompting participants to follow predetermined lifestyle goals. RESULTS: A total of 123 participants were randomized. At 6 months, controls gained 0.24 ± 0.28 kg (0.21% ± 0.38%) (NS) while intervention participants lost 1.6 ± 0.28 kg (2.31% ± 0.38%) (p < 0.0001). Intervention participants decreased waist circumference (WC) (-2.69 ± 0.43 cm, p < 0.0001), percent body fat (%BF) (-0.66% ± 0.19%, p = 0.0007), and systolic/diastolic blood pressure (SBP/DBP) significantly (-1.71 ± 1.12/-3.24 ± 0.87 mmHg), while the controls had no change in WC and %BF and increased SBP/DBP by 2.43 ± 1.14/1.20 ± 0.88 mmHg (between groups: p = 0.01/p = 0.0004). CONCLUSIONS: This text message-assisted lifestyle intervention was effective in reducing weight, WC, %BF, and improving BP. Coupled with the scalable feature of the intervention, this finding is intriguing in light of the potential reach of the intervention for countries like China where mobile phone penetration is high and the obesity rate continues to rise.

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Published In

Obesity (Silver Spring)

DOI

EISSN

1930-739X

Publication Date

May 2014

Volume

22

Issue

5

Start / End Page

E29 / E37

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Weight Loss
  • Waist Circumference
  • Triglycerides
  • Text Messaging
  • Pilot Projects
  • Overweight
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Life Style
  • Humans
 

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Lin, P.-H., Wang, Y., Levine, E., Askew, S., Lin, S., Chang, C., … Bennett, G. G. (2014). A text messaging-assisted randomized lifestyle weight loss clinical trial among overweight adults in Beijing. Obesity (Silver Spring), 22(5), E29–E37. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.20686
Lin, Pao-Hwa, Yanfang Wang, Erica Levine, Sandy Askew, Shenting Lin, Cuiqing Chang, Jiani Sun, et al. “A text messaging-assisted randomized lifestyle weight loss clinical trial among overweight adults in Beijing.Obesity (Silver Spring) 22, no. 5 (May 2014): E29–37. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.20686.
Lin P-H, Wang Y, Levine E, Askew S, Lin S, Chang C, et al. A text messaging-assisted randomized lifestyle weight loss clinical trial among overweight adults in Beijing. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 May;22(5):E29–37.
Lin, Pao-Hwa, et al. “A text messaging-assisted randomized lifestyle weight loss clinical trial among overweight adults in Beijing.Obesity (Silver Spring), vol. 22, no. 5, May 2014, pp. E29–37. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/oby.20686.
Lin P-H, Wang Y, Levine E, Askew S, Lin S, Chang C, Sun J, Foley P, Wang H, Li X, Bennett GG. A text messaging-assisted randomized lifestyle weight loss clinical trial among overweight adults in Beijing. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 May;22(5):E29–E37.
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Published In

Obesity (Silver Spring)

DOI

EISSN

1930-739X

Publication Date

May 2014

Volume

22

Issue

5

Start / End Page

E29 / E37

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Weight Loss
  • Waist Circumference
  • Triglycerides
  • Text Messaging
  • Pilot Projects
  • Overweight
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Life Style
  • Humans