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Table 1 ENGAGED inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: A smartphone-supported weight loss program: design of the ENGAGED randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria
  • BMI 30.0-39.9 kg/m2
• 18-60 years old
• Interested in losing weight through diet and physical activity changes
• Weight stable over the past 6 months
• Not receiving concurrent weight loss treatment
• Willing to self-monitor (on smartphone or paper) and wear an accelerometer daily for 6 months
• Able to attend all assessments and group sessions
• Have or be willing to learn basic technology usage skills
Exclusion criteria
  • Has one or more of the following unstable medical conditions: uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, plantar fasciitis, transient ischemic attack, cancer undergoing active treatment, or cerebrovascular accident within the past 6 months
• Has insulin-dependent diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, obstructive sleep apnea requiring use of a CPAP, plantar fasciitis
• Requires use of an assistive device for mobility
• Has been hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder in the past 5 years
• Contraindications for moderate intensity physical activity
• Currently taking any weight-loss medications or committed to following an incompatible dietary regimen
• Currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or lactating
• Current bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder
• Current substance or alcohol or dependence
• Current attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or major depressive disorder
• Currently taking medication(s) known to cause weight gain (i.e. Prednisone, Depakote, Diebeta, Diabinese, Cardura, Inderal, Zyprexa)
• Expresses active suicidal ideation