Assessment of an School-based Intervention in Eating Habits and Physical Activity in Schoolchildren: the AVall Study (AVALL)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2010 by Hospital de Granollers.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hospital de Granollers
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01156805
First received: July 2, 2010
Last updated: July 7, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
  Purpose

ABSTRACT Objective: to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention on food habits and physical activity in school-age children.

Methods: a two-year cluster-randomised prospective study with two parallel arms was used to evaluate an intervention programme in children in their first year of primary schooling (5-6 years of age) in schools in the city of Granollers. The intervention consisted of the promotion of healthy eating habits and physical activity by means of the educational methodology Investigation, Vision, Action and Change (IVAC). At the beginning and at the end of the study (2006 and 2008) the weight and height of each child was measured in situ, while the families were given a self-report physical activity questionnaire and the Krece Plus quick test.

Results: two years after the beginning of the study, the BMI of the children in the control group was 0.89 Kg/ m2 higher than that of the intervention schools. The intervention reduced by 62% the prevalence of overweight children. Similarly, the proportion of children that ate a second piece of fruit and took part in an after-school physical activity increased in the intervention group. In the control group, the weekly consumption of fish was reduced.

Conclusion: the educational intervention in healthy eating habits and physical activity in the school environment together with the involvement of the family could contribute to lessen the current increase in child obesity in our setting.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Food Habits
Physical Activity
Other: Educational program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Assessment of an School-based Intervention in Eating Habits and Physical Activity in Schoolchildren: the AVall Study.

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Further study details as provided by Hospital de Granollers:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • anthropometric variables [ Time Frame: every two years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    BMI progression in the intervention and the control group. Secondary outcomes measured in this study were changes in eating habits and in physical activity.


Enrollment: 598
Study Start Date: September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Educational intervention, Control
Experimental, intervention group has received educational training to improve food habits and physical activity
Other: Educational program
The intervention consisted of the promotion of healthy eating habits and physical activity by means of the educational methodology Investigation, Vision, Action and Change (IVAC). At the beginning and at the end of 1st phase of the study (2006 and 2008) the weight and height of each child was measured in situ, while the families were given a self-report physical activity questionnaire and the Krece Plus quick test

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 6 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children born in 2000 who attended schools in Granollers City

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Schoolchildren who need special diet for metabolic or digestive disorder, physical activity incapacity, no family acceptance or attendance to school was discontinued
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01156805

Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital de Granollers
Investigators
Study Director: Assumpta Recasens, MD Hospital de Granollers
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Hospital de Granollers
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01156805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AVALL
Study First Received: July 2, 2010
Last Updated: July 7, 2010
Health Authority: Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines

Keywords provided by Hospital de Granollers:
Children
School-based program
Obesity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Food Habits
Habits
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

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