Movement Therapy and Childhood Obesity

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2014 by Meir Medical Center
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01555034
First received: March 8, 2012
Last updated: March 9, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
  Purpose

The Child health and Sports Center, Meir Medical Center, has an intervention program to treat obese children. The program includes physical activity, nutritional intervention and behavioral treatment.The emphasis given in the center to physical activity and sport enables a strong connection with movement therapy. Movement therapy allows obese children to face and cope with the psychological and emotional aspects of obesity.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the contribution of the movement therapy intervention to our program.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: movement therapy
Other: exercise plus nutrition

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Movement Therapy on the Success in a Multidisciplinary Intervention for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Emotional/behavioral changes [ Time Frame: 3 MONTHS ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change from Baseline in emotional and behavioral questioners at 3 months. The questioners: depression, anxiety, self-efficacy, self-esteem, attachment and quality of life.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • weight, height and BMI [ Time Frame: 3 MONTHS ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: intervention plus therapy Behavioral: movement therapy
exercise, nutrition, movement therapy
Active Comparator: intervention no therapy
exercise and nutrition
Other: exercise plus nutrition
exercise, nutrition

Detailed Description:

Movement therapy is part of the multidisciplinary intervention. Weekly one hour long sessions are conducted under the guidance of a certified therapists.

The meeting includes physical movement aimed to address the emotional world of the obese child. Using games, structured exercises and verbal processing.

At the start and end of the evaluation the children will answer questionnaires to study:

  1. Behavioral questionnaires:emotional state: anxiety, depression, communication, self-esteem, quality of life and self-efficacy.
  2. Demographic questions . At the beginning and the end of the program a certified movement therapist will observe the children to estimate the change of emotional movement.weight, height and BMI are measured regularly in the center.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight/obese children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child that do not want to take part in this study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01555034

Contacts
Contact: Dan Nemet, MD 972-9-7471596 Dan.Nemet@clalit.org.il

Locations
Israel
Meir Medical Center Recruiting
Kfar-Saba, Israel
Contact: Dan Nemet, MD    972-9-7471596    Dan.Nemet@clalit.org.il   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dan Nemet, MD Meir Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01555034     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 016111CTIL
Study First Received: March 8, 2012
Last Updated: March 9, 2014
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
obesity
movement therapy
exercise
behaviour

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 22, 2014