Feasibility of Use of BariCare App in Pre-bariatric Surgery.


About this study

This current study aims to evaluate the efficacy of engagement modules in preparing patients for bariatric surgery. With the help of the Center for Innovation (CFI), a smartphone app (Android and Apple compatible) has been created that will 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 during the lengthy pre-bariatric surgery process.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients, who upon completion of an evaluation by Endocrinology, are considered appropriate to pursue a primary, laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
  2. Patients who are 18 years of age or greater.
  3. Patients who own a smartphone.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with a history of a prior bariatric surgery.
  2. Patients with active psychiatric disorder(s).
  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 the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Manpreet Mundi, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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