Testing Strategies to Encourage Weight Loss in an Employer Setting
Purpose – This is a 3-arm pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of two novel ways of structuring financial incentives to motivate and sustain long-term weight loss. The study will recruit eligible employees at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to participate in a 6-month weight loss program and an additional 3-month follow-up period.
The primary outcome measure in this randomized control trial will be pounds of weight lost between baseline and 6 months. The goal of this study is to evaluate whether a novel financial incentive program delivered through a workplace can effectively encourage sustained weight loss among obese employees.
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