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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Gamification of MOVE! Group Meetings: A Pilot Study for an Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trial
Principal Investigator:

Paul L. Hebert

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: September 2019 - May 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $66,847
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Nearly 60% of Veterans are overweight or obese, and overweight is a leading risk factor for mortality and morbidity. MOVE! is the primary program available to overweight Veterans in VHA, and the centerpiece of the MOVE! program is the weekly MOVE! group meetings in which a cohort of 10-15 Veterans meet over a period of 8-16 weeks. These group meetings offer an ideal environment to design and test novel interventions that leverage group dynamics to help participants meet their weight...

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