EMPower: Electronic Media Powering Positive Health Changes in Youth

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Johns Hopkins University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hypertension
Overweight
Prehypertension
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
Obesity

Treatments

Behavioral: Standard of care education
Behavioral: Electronic Media Application

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT02444689
IRB00065277
1K23HL119622-01A1 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a technology-based behavioral Healthy Lifestyle intervention on adiposity (body mass index z-score), blood pressure (mean clinic systolic BP), and heart size (LVM) in comparison to standard care.

Enrollment

91 patients

Sex

All

Ages

13 to 22 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Overweight or Obese
  • Speaks English

Exclusion criteria

  • No smart phone / smart phone data plan
  • Not willing to send/ receive text messages or download and use the study applications
  • Neurological impairment/ developmental delay
  • New / changes in anti-hypertensive medication or medication known to affect blood pressure within the last 6 months
  • Prior diagnosis of congenital heart disease or cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • Taking medication with weight gain as a side effect
  • Taking medications for weight loss/ participation in another weight loss program

Trial design

91 participants in 2 patient groups

Electronic Media Application
Experimental group
Description:
Participants will receive an age-appropriate behavioral intervention designed to promote weight loss, improved diet quality, and exercise.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Electronic Media Application
Control
Active Comparator group
Description:
Participants will receive standard of care education and feedback on how to implement a heart healthy lifestyle to promote weight loss, improved diet quality and exercise.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Standard of care education

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