Do You Want To Lose Weight?
Are You Interested In Participating In An Evidence-Based Behavioral Weight Loss Program Conducted Over The Internet?
If you answered yes, then you may be interested in learning more about iREACH3 an exciting new weight loss research program. iREACH3 is designed to help overweight adults make lifestyle changes to their eating and exercise habits so that they can lose weight.
Think you may be interested?? ... Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions.
iREACH3 is an internet-based weight loss research program designed
especially for overweight or obese women and men who want to
lose weight through dietary change and increased physical activity. The study uses a behavioral approach that has been proven effective at helping people make changes in their diet and physical activity to lose weight and improve their health.
| What is iREACH3 about?|
iREACH3 examines the research question of whether a group-based online program alone produces the best long-term weight losses or a group program plus financial incentives helps people lose the most weight.
If you are enrolled in iREACH3, you will have a chance of getting either (1) the group program or (2) a group plus financial incentives. You will be randomized by a computer to which program you would receive.
You may be eligible if:
| Am I eligible for this research weight loss program?|
- You have a computer with access to the internet and are comfortable using the internet;
- You agree to be assigned to EITHER one of the different group formats and can attend all meetings;
- You are 18 years or older;
- You are overweight or obese.
No, a computer will determine which program you are in. But both formats have the same information and can help you lose weight.
| Can I choose which program I get?|
iREACH3 is provided at no cost to research participants who are eligible.
| How much will it cost me?|
iREACH3 will last for 18 months, giving you time to lose a significant amount of weight and learn how to maintain your weight loss.
| How long does the program last?|
You are asked to commit to coming to data collection visits at study entry, 2, 6, 12, and 18 months and to complete questionnaires at each of these times.
| What do I have to do for the research?|
Thank you for applying to the iReach weight management study! Our June 2017 classes are full, but we expect to begin screening later this summer for classes that will begin in Fall 2017. We will be calling applicants in the order in which they applied to our website. Thank you for your interest in iReach!