This study is evaluating the feasibility and efficacy of using Fitbit Charge HR devices to
remotely track the physical activity of obese pediatric patients who are concurrently
enrolled in a comprehensive weight loss intervention program. Patients will receive Fitbit
devices and will be called weekly to review their average daily steps and heart rates.
Patients will receive the Fitbit either at the beginning of classes or upon completion of
classes. Patients will then be followed remotely and called weekly for 12 additional weeks
after completing classes. The two groups will be compared to examine for differences.
Patients will be randomly assigned into one of two groups. In the first group, patients
will undergo an already established multidisciplinary weight loss intervention program and
will also wear Fitbit Charge HR devices. Their data will be regularly uploaded to their
Fitbit Dashboard, and this information will be reviewed by the study team.
- Enrollment in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight assessment and intervention program
- BMI greater than or equal to the 95th percentile
- Compromising medical condition that prevents physical activity (sickle cell disease,
severe asthma, fractures, etc)
- Severe intellectual disability
- History of smoking
- Current use of atypical antipsychotics, stimulants