Welcome to WeLNES!
The first step to joining the study is to find out if you are eligible. To do that, we need you to take a short (about 5 minutes) screening survey. It has some basic questions about you. First, we want to give you a little bit of information about WeLNES:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch)
Telephone Delivered Weight Loss, Nutrition, Exercise Study (WeLNES)
|Principal Investigator:||Jonathan Bricker, Scientist and Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.|
The WeLNES program is being conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
We are doing a research study to see which of two telephone coaching programs for losing weight and improving nutrition and exercise works better. A total of 398 people (199 in each program) are expected to take part.
This study is looking for adults who want to lose weight. In this study, participants will be asked to complete 25 coaching calls with an expert coach over the course of the first year, and 9 check-in calls over the course of the second year. The coaching calls will be once every week for the first 16 weeks (4 months, for calls #1-16), then once every other week for the next 14 weeks (calls #17-23), then once a month for the last 2 months (calls #24-25). The check-in calls will be once a month for the first 6 months (calls #1-6), then once every other month for the last 6 months (calls #7-9).
The goal of this study is to learn which program is the most useful for people who want to lose weight. The study will also involve several short surveys at the start of the study and again 6, 12, and 24 months after you join the study. If you decide to take part, your involvement in the study would be completed within 2 years. As compensation for your time, you will receive $20 after each follow-up survey and scale weighing is completed. An additional $20 bonus will be offered if you complete the online version of the survey and scale weighing within 72 hours.
Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions about the study. You can also email us at email@example.com to ask questions about the study.
It costs nothing to join this study. The study programs are free. You will receive up to $120 for completing the three follow up surveys and scale weighings.
In order to see if you are eligible for this study, you will first need to fill out a screening survey. This survey asks some basic questions about your history, age, race/ethnicity, place of residence, and gender. Your answers to the screening survey questions will be entered in this secured website and kept confidential by our study staff.
You do not have to be in this study. You are free to say yes or no, or to drop out after joining. There is no penalty or loss of benefits if you say no.
For more information
If you have questions or concerns about this study, you may talk to a member of the study team anytime. Other people you can talk to are listed below.
|If you have questions about:||Call:|
|This study (including complaints and requests for information)||877-250-6641 (Dr. Jonathan Bricker)|
|Your rights as a research participant||206-667-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Director of Institutional Review Office, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center)|
Do you consent to be screened and do you have 5 minutes to take the screening survey?