NOURISH+: Nourishing Our Understanding of Role Modeling to Improve Support and Health
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a parent intervention (NOURISH+) aimed at reducing the problem of overweight and obesity in children.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||NOURISHing Families to Promote Healthy Eating and Exercise in Overweight Children|
- Child BMI [ Time Frame: baseline, post-testing, 4-month, and 10-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Child dietary intake, quality of life, and physical activity [ Time Frame: baseline, post-testing, 4-month, and 10-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Parental BMI, dietary intake, and physical activity levels [ Time Frame: baseline, post-testing, 4-month, and 10-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants will receive a 6-week face-to-face intervention, NOURISH+. Weekly topics teach parents skills to role model and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors for their children.
6 week face-to-face parent intervention.
Placebo Comparator: Wellness Group
Participants will receive an in-person "Family Wellness Night" followed by 6 mailings of information regarding pediatric overweight and obesity.
Behavioral: Wellness Group
1 week face-to-face family group followed by 6 informational mailings on childhood overweight and obesity.
Pediatric overweight is a national public health concern. The percentage of overweight children in the U.S. between the ages of 5 and 11 has nearly tripled in the last 3 decades. African American children are particularly at risk. Pediatric overweight is associated with numerous physical and psychological health problems. Moreover, overweight children are at significant risk for obesity in adulthood. Thus, a focus on pediatric overweight is an important step in the prevention of adult obesity.
Despite the urgent need for pediatric overweight interventions, outcomes of some of the most rigorous treatments are, at best, mixed. Although research has found that including parents in interventions for pediatric overweight has positive effects on outcomes, parental involvement is usually limited. Moreover, relatively few studies have included sufficient numbers of lower-SES, African American participants, a group at increased risk for pediatric overweight and associated complications. This study will evaluate the efficacy of an intensive intervention targeting ethnically diverse parents of overweight, children ages 5-11 (NOURISH—Nourishing Our Understanding of Role Modeling to Improve Support and Health).
|Contact: Rachel W Gow, Ph.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Meg Harney, Ph.D.||email@example.com|
|United States, Virginia|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Recruiting|
|Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284|
|Principal Investigator: Suzanne E Mazzeo, Ph.D.|
|Principal Investigator:||Suzanne E Mazzeo, Ph.D.||Virginia Commonwealth University|