Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Financial vs. Non-financial Rewards for Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
Paul L. Hebert
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||Health Services R&D
|| February 2017 -
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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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