Response to Behavioral Obesity Treatment (REBOOT) Study for Weight Loss

Clinical Trial Title

The REBOOT Study: A clinical trial observing predictors of success of adults attending in a 6-month in-person group session behavioral weight loss program

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Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

The goal of this study is to test whether present bias accounts for socioeconomic status related disparities in behavioral weight loss outcomes and adherence to key weight control behaviors for adults with a BMI over 30. Participants who are eligible in the study will receive a 6-month, in-person group session standard of care behavioral weight loss program taught by a certified health coach that focuses on making sustainable changes to diet and physical activity level. This study also involves completing research surveys on a mobile device and wearing an activity monitor for a week for four research visits. Participants can earn up to $340 if they complete all study visits and surveys.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a BMI ≥30 kg/m2.
  • Live within 20 miles of Rush.
  • Have availability to attend 16 in-person group sessions over 6 months.

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Bradley M. Appelhans, PhD

Contact Information

Michelle Li

Clinical Trial Location

RUSH University Medical Center


RUSH University Medical Center

1620 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

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