Feasibility of Use of BariCare App in Pre-transplant Population

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-001535
  • NCT ID:

    NCT01859104
  • Sponsor Protocol Number:

    13-001535

About this study

This current study aims to evaluate the efficacy of engagement modules in assisting patients who are candidates for renal and liver transplantation make significant lifestyle modifications. With the help of the Center for Innovation (CFI), a smartphone app (Android and iOS compatible) has been created to assist in both educating and engaging patients to develop and maintain healthy lifestyle modifications. Our goal is to create a cost-effective, smartphone-based platform that serves to not only efficiently educate but to also verify competence and keep our patients engaged.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Individuals who are candidates for liver or renal transplant.
  2. Individuals who own a smartphone.
  3. Individuals who are obese.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with prior history of bariatric surgery.
  2. Patients with active psychiatric disorder.
  3. Patients with active tobacco use.
  4. Patients with active substance use (alcohol, illicit drugs, etc.)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Manpreet Mundi, M.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Paul Lorentz R.N.

(507)538-1565

Lorentz.Paul@mayo.edu