SDSU MOVE/Me Muevo Project

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2010 by San Diego State University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2010
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Information provided by:
San Diego State University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to design, implement, and evaluate a recreation site-based obesity prevention & control intervention for 7-9 year old children and their families by targeting physical activity and dietary behaviors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Childhood Obesity Behavioral: Family & Community Recreation Center Intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The primary aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level intervention to prevent the onset of overweight and obesity in 7-9 year old children. The recreation center site intervention emphasizes changes in quantity and quality of physical activity and nutrition-related offerings within the centers. The home site intervention targets the home environment and household rule setting delivered via Family Health Coaches and tailored to the needs of the family. Five hundred forty one (541) families were recruited to participate in this project. Participants were selected in part based on residence in proximity to participating recreation centers. Eighteen (18) families living up to 3 miles from each of the 30 recreation centers involved in the project were be recruited to participate. For each family, one child was recruited between the ages of 5 and 8 years old and this child's primary caregiver was enrolled in the study. The study's primary outcome is Body Mass Index (kg/m2).

Comparisons: Control vs. Intervention

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 541 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Obesity Prevention and Control in Community Recreation Centers
Study Start Date : October 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2010

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Family & Community Recreation Center Intervention
    The two year intervention involves changing the environment and policies in community recreation centers to promote physical activity and healthy eating choices. The Recreation Specialist will meet with recreation center staff monthly to create action plans that work towards this goal. Family Health Coaches will be in contact with intervention families twice a month either through a phone consultation, workshop at the recreation center,or home visit. Intervention families will receive a monthly mailing highlighting tips for healthy eating and physical activity. MOVE families will be encouraged to utilize the recreation center as a resource in supporting their child's physical activity and healthy eating behaviors.
    Other Name: MOVE/me Muevo Family Health Program

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. BMI (height & weight) at baseline, 1 year of intervention, and post intervention [ Time Frame: February 2010-August 2010 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Child physical activity measured by wearing the ActiGraph accelerometer in a subsample of 1/3 of participants from each center [ Time Frame: February 2010-August 2010 ]
  2. Questionnaire to assess Parent-reported nutrition and eating behaviors,rules about physical activity & nutrition in the home, and physical activity & sedentary behavior at baseline, 2 years, 3 years. [ Time Frame: February 2010-August 2010 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary residence within 3 miles of recreation center
  • Children ages 5-8 at baseline
  • Commit to participate in study for 3 1/2 years
  • Participating parent must be a legal guardian of the child
  • Parent and child must be able to speak and read English or Spanish
  • Willing to be randomly assigned to control or intervention

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child has a medical/health/psychological condition or is taking a medication that may impact the child's physical activity, diet or weight to confound BMI
  • Parent or child is unable to read and speak English or Spanish
  • Family plans to move during the next 3 1/2 years

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00381069

United States, California
Sdsu Move
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
Sponsors and Collaborators
San Diego State University
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: John P Elder, PhD, MPH San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health

Responsible Party: John Elder, PhD, Principal Investigator, San Diego State University Research Foundation Identifier: NCT00381069     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DK72994
R01DK072994 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 27, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

Keywords provided by San Diego State University:
Recreation Centers
Obesity Prevention

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