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Childhood Obesity Prevention

This study has been completed.
Hillblom Foundation
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands Public School System
Information provided by:
Western Michigan University Identifier:
First received: February 28, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2008
History: No changes posted

To develop and evaluate a culturally appropriate childhood obesity prevention program targeting primary care-givers of third grade students. The cognitive-behavioral lifestyle intervention consisted of eight, 90-minute sessions at the elementary schools.

Primary outcome: body mass index of third graders and their primary care-givers Primary objective: To engage primary care-givers of third grand children in identifying and creating health promoting culturally appropriate environments for young children.

Condition Intervention
Childhood Obesity
Behavioral: Diet, Physical activity, Physical inactivity

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Project FAMILIA Giya Marianas: Childhood Obesity Prevention Program

Further study details as provided by Western Michigan University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass Index [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • steps [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Percent body fat [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Basal metabolic rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Diet information (child and primary care-giver) [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Physical Activity and Inactivity information (child and primary care-giver) [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Self esteem measures [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Knowledge and attitudes [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Enrollment: 900
Study Start Date: July 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Diet, Physical activity, Physical inactivity
    Community based participatory research design
Detailed Description:
The sessions include information about energy balance, portion control, appropriate amounts and types of physical activity, physical inactivity, nutrition and self-esteem. The influence of the primary care-giver on the children's physical activity and nutritional behaviors may lead to greater or lesser rates of obesity in childhood and eventually lead to adult obesity. Therefore, the intention of this intervention is to educate primary care-givers so as to effect change (in a positive way) in the children they care for. Assessment on steps taken, BMI, percent body fat, diet, self reported physical activity and diet will be used to evaluate the impact of the sessions.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently having a third grader attending public school

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00630617

Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, 96950
Sponsors and Collaborators
Western Michigan University
Hillblom Foundation
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands Public School System
Principal Investigator: Mozhdeh B Bruss, PhD Western Michigan University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mozhdeh B. Bruss, PhD, MPH, RD/Associate Professor, Western Michigan University Identifier: NCT00630617     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-06-14
Study First Received: February 28, 2008
Last Updated: February 28, 2008

Keywords provided by Western Michigan University:
Primary care-giver

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pediatric Obesity
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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