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Ethnic Dance and Screen Time Reduction to Prevent Weight Gain in Latina Girls (ECHALE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00476775
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
A randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of an after school ethnic dance program plus a culturally-tailored, home-based screen time reduction intervention to reduce weight gain (body mass index) among lower socioeconomic status, pre-adolescent Latina girls.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Overweight Excessive Weight Gain Behavioral: after school ethnic dance program - ballet folklorica Behavioral: culturally-tailored, home-based screen time reduction Behavioral: culturally-tailored health and nutrition education

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 233 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Ethnic Dance and Screen Time Reduction to Prevent Weight Gain in Latina Girls
Study Start Date : May 2007
Primary Completion Date : March 2011
Study Completion Date : August 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: After school ethnic dance and home-based screen time reduction
After school ethnic dance classes and home-based screen time reduction intervention
Behavioral: after school ethnic dance program - ballet folklorica Behavioral: culturally-tailored, home-based screen time reduction
Active Comparator: Health and Nutrition Education
Health and nutrition education active placebo control intervention
Behavioral: culturally-tailored health and nutrition education


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: change over 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. waist circumference [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]
  2. triceps skinfold thickness [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]
  3. systolic and diastolic resting blood pressures [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]
  4. resting heart rate [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]
  5. screen time [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]
  6. meals eaten with television [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]
  7. average dietary energy intake and percent of energy from fat [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]
  8. average daily total physical activity and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]
  9. weight concerns [ Time Frame: over 2 years ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Defined as Latina or Hispanic by parent/guardian.
  • Attends one of the participating public elementary schools.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with a medical condition affecting growth.
  • Taking medications affecting growth.
  • A condition limiting participation in the interventions.
  • A condition limiting participation in the assessments.
  • Plan to move from the area within the next 24 months.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00476775


Locations
United States, California
Stanford Prevention Research Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas N Robinson, M.D., M.P.H. Stanford University
More Information

Responsible Party: Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00476775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01DK073006 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
SPO 33483 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University )
First Posted: May 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012

Keywords provided by Stanford University:
obesity
prevention
girls
Latina/Hispanic
Dance
television
screen time

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Overweight
Weight Gain
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes