New Moves - Obesity Prevention Among Adolescent Girls
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The New Moves study will evaluate the impact of a school based program for inactive high school girls who are overweight or at risk for being overweight due to low levels of physical activity. The primary study hypothesis is that girls in the intervention schools will significantly decrease their percent body fat as compared to girls in the control schools. Secondary research hypotheses include that girls in the intervention condition will significantly increase their physical activity levels and improve the quality of their dietary intake.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||New Moves: Obesity Prevention Among Adolescent Girls|
- Percent body fat [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Level of physical activity [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Quality of dietary intake [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: New Moves
The New Moves intervention is an all girls physical education class that provides a supportive environment for girls of different shapes and sizes. Girls participate in noncompetitive physical activities. They also receive lessons on nutrition and social support. After the class is over, girls continue to receive intervention messages through weekly lunch meetings. Over the course of the intervention, girls meet individually with a personal coach. Targeted behaviors include: 1) aim to be physically active at least one hour each day, 2) limit television/video watching to no more than one hour a day, 3) eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day choose fruits and vegetables for snacks, 4) limit soda pop and other sweetened beverages; instead drink non-calorie beverages, 5) eat breakfast every day, 6) pay attention to portion size and your body's signs of hunger and fullness, 7) avoid unhealthy weight control practices, 8) focus on your positive traits.
|No Intervention: 2|
The purpose of the New Moves study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-based all girls alternative to regular physical education class for inactive high school girls. New Moves uses a large-scale community randomized controlled study involving girls from six intervention schools and six control schools. The New Moves class includes physical activity, nutritional guidance, and social support within a supportive, non-competitive environment. In addition the program includes individual counseling sessions.
The primary research hypothesis is that girls in the intervention condition will significantly decrease their percent body fat as compared to girls in the control condition. Secondary research hypothesis to be tested are that girls in the intervention condition will significantly increase their level of physical activity and improve the quality of their dietary intake as compared to girls in the control condition. In addition a range of socioenvironmental, personal, and behavioral variables will be compared across conditions.
|United States, Minnesota|
|University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454|
|Principal Investigator:||Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D.||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|