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Can a Physical Activity Skill Development and Parent-Centered Dietary Intervention Help Combat Child Obesity?

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2006 by University of Wollongong.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: April 7, 2005
Last Update Posted: September 13, 2006
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Newcastle University
University of Sydney
Illawarra Area Health Services
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University of Wollongong
The purpose of this study, and its original contribution to research, is to determine the impact of a physical activity skill development and parent centered family weight management program on the weight, cardiovascular health, physical activity, dietary intake and sedentary behaviors of overweight and obese children.

Condition Intervention
Obesity Behavioral: Physical activity and diet

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of a Weight Management Program for Overweight and Obese Children: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by University of Wollongong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate and compare in overweight children the effectiveness of the following interventions: a parent-centered dietary modification program
  • a physical activity skill development program
  • and a parent-centered dietary modification + physical activity skill development program.

Estimated Enrollment: 216
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2007
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Ages Eligible for Study:   66 Months to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight and obese children with the Wollongong and Newcastle regions, aged between 5.5 and 9
  • BMI within specified range
  • Otherwise healthy children
  • Not on any medications that may influence obesity
  • One parent able to attend all required sessions
  • Pre-pubertal
  • No sibling enrolled

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with BMI outside the specified range
  • Children on medication that may influence obesity
  • Children that have conditions that may influence obesity
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00107692

Australia, New South Wales
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2308
Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 2522
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wollongong
Newcastle University
University of Sydney
Illawarra Area Health Services
Principal Investigator: Tony D Okely, PhD, BEd University of Wollongong
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Burrows T, Janet WM, Collins CE. Long-term changes in food consumption trends in overweight children in the HIKCUPS intervention. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Nov;53(5):543-7. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182274829.
Collins CE, Okely AD, Morgan PJ, Jones RA, Burrows TL, Cliff DP, Colyvas K, Warren JM, Steele JR, Baur LA. Parent diet modification, child activity, or both in obese children: an RCT. Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):619-27. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1518. Epub 2011 Mar 28.
Burrows T, Collins CE, Garg ML. Omega-3 index, obesity and insulin resistance in children. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Jun;6(2-2):e532-9. doi: 10.3109/17477166.2010.549489. Epub 2011 Jan 12.
Cliff DP, Okely AD, Morgan PJ, Steele JR, Jones RA, Colyvas K, Baur LA. Movement skills and physical activity in obese children: randomized controlled trial. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Jan;43(1):90-100. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e741e8.
Okely AD, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Jones RA, Warren JM, Cliff DP, Burrows TL, Colyvas K, Steele JR, Baur LA. Multi-site randomized controlled trial of a child-centered physical activity program, a parent-centered dietary-modification program, or both in overweight children: the HIKCUPS study. J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):388-94, 394.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.03.028. Epub 2010 May 6.
Burrows T, Warren JM, Collins CE. The impact of a child obesity treatment intervention on parent child-feeding practices. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2010;5(1):43-50. doi: 10.3109/17477160902957158.
Jones RA, Warren JM, Okely AD, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Cliff DP, Burrows T, Cleary J, Baur LA. Process evaluation of the Hunter Illawarra Kids Challenge Using Parent Support study: a multisite randomized controlled trial for the management of child obesity. Health Promot Pract. 2010 Nov;11(6):917-27. doi: 10.1177/1524839908328994. Epub 2009 Jan 21.
Burrows TL, Warren JM, Colyvas K, Garg ML, Collins CE. Validation of overweight children's fruit and vegetable intake using plasma carotenoids. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Jan;17(1):162-8. doi: 10.1038/oby.2008.495. Epub 2008 Nov 6.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00107692     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NHMRC Project Grant 354101
First Submitted: April 6, 2005
First Posted: April 7, 2005
Last Update Posted: September 13, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006

Keywords provided by University of Wollongong:
Child Obesity
Physical activity
community intervention study
diet and nutrition

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

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