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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01HX002123-01A1
Title: Financial vs. Non-financial Rewards for Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Principal Investigator:

Paul L. Hebert

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2017 - July 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $69,361
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,215,581
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Project Background: Behavioral economics suggests that our chronic inability to make the daily behavioral changes that can help us lose weight may be the result of “present bias,” which is a tendency to value small, immediate rewards over large rewards in the distant future. For many of us, the immediate gratification of eating an unhealthy food is a more powerful motivator than is the elusive dissatisfaction of the long-run health consequences of an unhealthy diet. Patient incentives may overco...



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