Completed Research

iReach1 – Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment

Behavioral weight control programs are effective in helping overweight and obese individuals lose weight and improve their health.  This study was the first to examine the same behavioral program delivered in-person compared with online; the only aspect in which these programs differed was the channel by which it was delivered.

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iReach2 – Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment Enhanced by Motivational Interviewing

Our earlier study indicated that a group behavioral obesity treatment program delivered totally over the Internet produced clinically significant weight loss among overweight and obese individuals but the average weight losses were lower than those achieved with an in-person version of the same program. This study will compare weight losses achieved with the online group program compared with the same program PLUS individual online Motivational Interviewing (MI) sessions.

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