Our most recent research study was the Smartphone Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial. This study was funded by the Health Research Board of Ireland
and is a registered clinical trial
. This study explored whether treatment for obesity delivered in person (W82GO) is better than treatment delivered directly to patients using a smartphone application.
In the smartphone study we invited children and teenagers over 12 years to take part. If the child and parent wanted to take part, we asked them to sign a consent form. If families decided not to take part, that was okay too and they continued with our usual treatment.