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Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: October 27, 1999
Last updated: February 17, 2016
Last verified: January 2008
To assess the effectiveness of school-based risk reduction interventions involving three components: environmental changes related to food consumption, physical activity, and smoking policy in the school; classroom curriculum; and family and home-based education.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Atherosclerosis Behavioral: diet Behavioral: exercise Behavioral: smoking cessation Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: September 1987
Study Completion Date: March 1991
Primary Completion Date: March 1991 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Schools from the CATCH Trial (76) or schools unexposed to CATCH (12).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00000467

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Robert Ellison University of Massachusetts, Worcester
OverallOfficial: Sonja McKinlay New England Research Institute
  More Information

McKenzie TL, Nader PR: SOFIT: System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time. J Teaching in Phys Educ, 11:195-205, 1991.
Nicklas TA, Reed DB, Rupp J, et al: Reducing Total Fat, Saturated Fatty Acids, and Sodium: The CATCH Eat Smart School Nutrition Program. Sch Food Serv Res Rev, 16(2):114-121, 1992.
Perry CL, Parcel GS, Stone EJ, et al: The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH): an overview of intervention design and evaluation methods. Cardiovasc Risk Factors 1992;2:36-44
Hearn MD, Bigelow C, Nader PR, et al: Involving families in cardiovascular health promotion: the CATCH Feasibility Study. J Health Educ, 1992;23:22-31
Obarzanek E, Reed DB, Bigelow C, et al: Fat and Sodium Content of School Lunch Foods: Calculated Values and Chemical Analysis. Int J Food Sci Nutr, 44:155-165, 1993.
Turley KR, Wilmore JH, Simons-Morton B, et al: The reliability and validity of the 9-minute run in third-grade children. Pedr Exer Sci 1994;6:178-187
Nicklas TA, Stone EJ, Montgomery DH, et al: Overview of the CATCH EAT SMART School Food Service Program: A Model for the Future. J Health Educ, 25:299-307, 1994.
Stone ES, McGraw SA, Osganian SK, et al (Eds): Process Evaluation in the Multicenter Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH). Health Educ Q, (Suppl 2): S1-S144, 1994.
Dwyer JT, Elder JP, Montgomery DH, Parcel GS, Perry CL, Nicklas TA, et al: School meal programs: the year 2000 and beyond. School Food Serv Res Rev 1996;20:3-5
Ebzery MK, Montgomery DH, Evans MA, Hewes LV, Zive MM, Reed DB, et al: School meal data collection and documentation methods in a multisite study. School Food Serv Res Rev,6;20:69-77, 1997.
Hewes LV, Dwyer JT, Ebzery MK, Nicklas TA, Montgomery DH, Mitchell PD, et al: How school lunch can make the grade: experiences in fat modification from the CATCH study. School Food Serv Res Rev 1996;20:27-33
Montgomery DH, Caldwell D: CATCH hold of healthful eating: how one research study proved you can help children change their eating habits. School Food Serv and Nutr 1996; Aug:44-48
Nicklas TA, Dwyer J, Yang M, Stone E, Lytle L, Montgomery D, et al: The impact of modifying school meals on dietary intakes of school-aged children. School Food Serv Res Rev 1996;20:20-26
Sallis J for the CATCH Cooperative Group. Validation of physical activity recalls for fifth grade students: CATCH. Circulation 1993;88:451 Identifier: NCT00000467     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 56
U01HL039870 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: October 27, 1999
Last Updated: February 17, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017