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Treatment of Overweight Children and Adolescents

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 17, 2007
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2016
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University of Bremen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Reinehr, University of Witten/Herdecke

The intervention program "Obeldicks light" is developed for overweight children aged 8-16 years. This intervention is gender - and age specific.

The 6-month intervention is based on nutrition course, behaviour therapy and exercise therapy. The evaluation compromised quality of structure, process and results of the intervention. 300 participants in a randomised controlled group design will be evaluated at 4 time points: baseline, end of intervention, 6 months after end of intervention and 12 months after end of intervention.Primary outcome measure is change of weight status as standard deviation score of BMI. Drop-outs will be interviewed to improve the intervention.

Condition Intervention
Overweight Behavioral: behavioral intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of the Intervention Program "Obeldicks Light" for Overweight Children and Adolescents

Further study details as provided by Thomas Reinehr, University of Witten/Herdecke:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change of weight status [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of eating and exercise behaviour [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • change of quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: intervention arm
Lifestyle Intervention based on Nutrition Treatment, exercise Treatment and behavorial treatment
Behavioral: behavioral intervention
No Intervention: waiting list
waiting 6 months for Intervention without any intervention


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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • overweight children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • primary disease
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00422916

Vestische Youth Hospital
Datteln, Germany, 45711
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Witten/Herdecke
University of Bremen
Study Chair: Petra Kolip, Prof University of Bremen, Germany
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Thomas Reinehr, Head of Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00422916     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GFEL011174505
First Submitted: January 16, 2007
First Posted: January 17, 2007
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms