Project Activate is an NIH-funded trial that is studying the effectiveness of different components of an established weight loss treatment. The study consists of 20 group treatment sessions that take place over the course of one year. The sessions currently take place via video call due to COVID-19 restrictions, but may switch to in person if and when it is deemed safe. Groups are made up of 10-12 participants plus two weight loss experts who lead the groups. This is a non-medication treatment, and sessions teach nutritional, behavioral and cognitive skills and strategies.
The study is interested in weight loss outcomes over the 1-year treatment period, and also in long-term weight loss maintenance. As a result, participants will be followed for three years, and will complete assessments at 6 months, 1 year, 2 years (1 year post-treatment) and 3 years (2 years post-treatment).
Project Activate is conducted by the Drexel University Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (the WELL Center), an interdisciplinary clinical research center that aims to develop, test and disseminate new behavioral and technological solutions to the problems of weight management.
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