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The Impact of Self-Monitoring Behaviors and Connectivity to a Bariatric Clinic via a Mobile Application on Long-term Weight Loss Outcomes after Sleeve Gastrectomy


A national retrospective study was conducted on patients using the Baritastic mobile application who underwent LSG between November 2017 and January 2022.

The study included a large sample size of 4728 patients that used Baritastic for more than 18 months postoperative and found that both the frequency of self-monitoring dietary intake and body weight, via a mobile application, had a positive impact on %EWL (percent excess weight loss). Additionally, patients that were connected to their clinic on Baritastic had a higher frequency of dietary self-monitoring (food logging).

  • n= 4728, mean age 44, 88% identified as female, pre-operative BMI 45, 24-month post-operative BMI 31.
Key findings include a correlation between:
  1. Increased frequency of dietary self-monitoring with improved weight loss outcomes.
    1. Each food log entry corresponded to a 0.178 unit increase in %EWL post-18 months surgery and a 0.152 unit increase post-24 months surgery.
  2. Increased frequency of self-weighing with improved weight loss outcomes.
    1. Each weigh-in correlated with a 0.086 unit increase in %EWL post-18 months and a 0.055 unit increase post-24 months.
  3. Increased frequency of dietary self-monitoring when patients are connected to their bariatric clinic via Baritastic.

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