Houston, Texas 77030


This pilot study evaluates the use of a mobile application to improve weight loss in obese stroke patients. The investigators hypothesize that acute stroke patients who use the mobile application are more likely to achieve a minimum 5% weight reduction during the critical six months post-stroke, yielding considerable improvement in stroke risk factors.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. 2. Age 18-85 years. 3. African-American or Hispanic. 4. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) of 0-3. 5. Body Mass Index greater than 30 kg/m2. 6. Currently taking prescription medication for diabetes mellitus, hypertension or hyperlipidemia. 7. Willing to follow a healthy eating pattern and NOT use weight loss medications for the duration of the study. 8. Personal ownership or caregiver ownership of a personal computer, SmartPhone or other SmartDevice (iPhone or Android platform) with Internet access. 9. If patient has alexia, agraphia, acalculia, dementia or blindness - caregiver must be willing to complete the intervention. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Pre-existing disability with mRS > 4. 2. Contraindications to weight loss (planning to become pregnant, history of an eating disorder). 3. Steroid use for suspected vasculitis. 4. Current or recent (past 6 months) participation in a weight loss program or use of weight loss medication.



Primary Contact:

Nneka L Ifejika, MD MPH
Phone: 7135007085
Email: nneka.l.ifejika@uth.tmc.edu

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

Nneka L Ifejika, MD MPH
Phone: 713-500-7085
Email: nneka.l.ifejika@uth.tmc.edu

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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