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Financial incentive-based approaches for weight loss: a randomized trial.
- K. Volpp, L. John, A. Troxel, L. Norton, Jennifer E. Fassbender, G. Loewenstein
- 10 December 2008
CONTEXT Identifying effective obesity treatment is both a clinical challenge and a public health priority due to the health consequences of obesity. OBJECTIVE To determine whether common decision… Expand
A randomized, controlled trial of financial incentives for smoking cessation.
- K. Volpp, A. Troxel, +10 authors J. Audrain-McGovern
- The New England journal of medicine
- 12 February 2009
BACKGROUND Smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Previous studies of financial incentives for smoking cessation in work settings have not shown that such… Expand
Wearable devices as facilitators, not drivers, of health behavior change.
Several large technology companies including Apple, Google, and Samsung are entering the expanding market of population health with the introduction of wearable devices. This technology, worn in… Expand
Financial Incentives for Extended Weight Loss: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
- L. John, G. Loewenstein, A. Troxel, L. Norton, Jennifer E. Fassbender, K. Volpp
- Journal of General Internal Medicine
- 20 January 2011
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDPrevious efforts to use incentives for weight loss have resulted in substantial weight regain after 16 weeks.OBJECTIVETo evaluate a longer term weight loss intervention using… Expand
Accuracy of smartphone applications and wearable devices for tracking physical activity data.
Accuracy of Smartphone Applications and Wearable Devices for Tracking Physical Activity Data Despite the potential of pedometers to increase physical activity and improve health,1 there is little… Expand
Consumers' misunderstanding of health insurance.
- G. Loewenstein, J. Friedman, +10 authors K. Volpp
- Business, Medicine
- Journal of health economics
- 1 September 2013
We report results from two surveys of representative samples of Americans with private health insurance. The first examines how well Americans understand, and believe they understand, traditional… Expand
Peer Mentoring and Financial Incentives to Improve Glucose Control in African American Veterans
- J. Long, Erica C. Jahnle, D. Richardson, G. Loewenstein, K. Volpp
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- 20 March 2012
BACKGROUND Compared with white persons, African Americans have a greater incidence of diabetes, decreased control, and higher rates of microvascular complications. A peer mentorship model could be a… Expand
Enhanced active choice: A new method to motivate behavior change
High rates of medication non-adherence have significant public health and economic consequences. In other contexts such as savings behavior, opt-out policies, in which the alternative preferred by… Expand
A test of financial incentives to improve warfarin adherence
BackgroundSub-optimal adherence to warfarin places millions of patients at risk for stroke and bleeding complications each year. Novel methods are needed to improve adherence for warfarin. We… Expand
Individual Versus Team-Based Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDMore than half of adults in the United States do not attain the minimum recommended level of physical activity to achieve health benefits. The optimal design of financial incentives… Expand