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Nutrition and Soccer for Pediatric Overweight and Obesity

This study has been completed.
Mississippi University for Women
MUW Southern Women's Institute
Information provided by:
Leach Chiropractic Clinic Identifier:
First received: August 15, 2006
Last updated: May 18, 2007
Last verified: May 2007
This study will examine whether two months of youth soccer, combined with a single brief behavioral/nutritional intervention, can reduce BMI in 5th grade overweight or obese females.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Overweight Procedure: Youth Soccer Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multi Intervention Approach to Pediatric Overweight and Obesity: A Randomized Control Group Trial

Further study details as provided by Leach Chiropractic Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • BMI [ Time Frame: 5 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • My Tips for Families Quiz [ Time Frame: 5 months ]

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Detailed Description:
Female overweight and obese public school students will be recruited during the summer of 2006 based on FitnessGram testing done by graduate students at MSU during their prior (4th grade) school year. After receiving informed consent from parent/child, the subjects will be checked for height/weight and other screening criteria, then exposed to 2005 My Pyramid for Kids, "Tips for Families" information, and watch a short 8 minute DVD that discusses the importance of exercise and fitness by way of interviewing two club level female soccer players of equivalent age. Subjects will then be randomly assigned to fall youth soccer in Starkville, or spring youth soccer, after first phase data collection occurs in November, 2006.

Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • obese or overweight 4th grade public school student in Starkville

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to run or physical disease or disability
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00365651

United States, Mississippi
Leach Chiropractic Clinic, Inc.
Starkville, Mississippi, United States, 39759
Sponsors and Collaborators
Leach Chiropractic Clinic
Mississippi University for Women
MUW Southern Women's Institute
Principal Investigator: Robert A Leach, DC, MS(c) Leach Chiropractic Clinic, Inc
Study Chair: Joyce M Yates, Ed.D. Mississippi University for Women
  More Information Identifier: NCT00365651     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LEA2006
Study First Received: August 15, 2006
Last Updated: May 18, 2007

Keywords provided by Leach Chiropractic Clinic:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on August 16, 2017