Can a Brief Primary Care Intervention Affect Healthy Weight Habits
Parents should receive anticipatory guidance about obesity prevention as part of the routine well child visit. Educational resources are needed to help physicians routinely provide these important anticipatory guidance messages. In this study, consecutive parents will be exposed to routine anticipatory guidance messages before the well child visit with the physician. After the clinic visit, parents will be invited to participate in a research study to determine if they plan any changes at home. The key research question of this study is: Can a brief multimedia intervention help parents develop plans to help their children have a healthy weight?
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Can a Brief Primary Care Intervention Affect Healthy Weight Habits|
- Changes in healthy weight habits [ Time Frame: 2 -4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
At the time of the follow up phone call 2-4 weeks post-intervention, parents were asked: "Since the clinic visit have you made any changes to help your child either reach or maintain a healthy weight? "
- Yes "If yes, what changes have you made?"
|Study Start Date:||June 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Control
Parents and children in the control group received routine primary care during the well child visit.
Experimental: Grow Nicely
Grow Nicely multimedia program.
Behavioral: Grow Nicely
Grow Nicely is a multimedia educational tool, developed at Vanderbilt University that teaches why and how to help children reach and maintain a healthy weight.