Vaasa Childhood Obesity Primary Prevention Study (VACOPP)
This study aims to prevent childhood obesity. The recruited intervention group is pregnant mothers who are at risk to get gestational diabetes. Lifestyle intervention (nutritional and physical activity) begins during pregnancy in maternity clinics and continues in child wellfare clinics until the child is 5 years of age.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Vaasa Childhood Obesity Primary Prevention Study|
- Preventing childhood obesity [ Time Frame: Seven years (six years of age) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- lower cholesterol values [ Time Frame: up to six years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- lower HOMA-index [ Time Frame: up to six years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Lifestyle counseling
Lifestyle counseling including physical activity and nutritional information.
Information about healthy diet and suitable physical activity during pregnancy of mothers to intervention group children and during childhood from 1 year of age to 5 years of age. Information is given by a health nutritionist,a physiotherapist and maternity clinic and child wellfare clinic nurses.
|Health care center in Vaasa|
|Vaasa, Finland, 65320|
|Principal Investigator:||Taina E. Mustila, M.D.||Tampere university|