Pediatric Quality of Life Among Population With Body Mass Index (BMI) Greater Than or Equal to 85%
We are currently experiencing an epidemic of obesity in the Pediatric Population. This epidemic affects many areas including quality of life.
We have been conducting a nutrition and exercise program since 2003. We have noticed that many of the participants seem to have a better quality of life after finishing the one year program compared to when they started. We would like to objectively quantify this improvement using a validated questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of the study. Questionnaires will be given to participants and to their caretakers at the same time. There will be two groups in the study: one intervention (minimum attendance of 4 sessions) and one control group.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Pediatric Quality of Life Among Population With BMI Greater Than or Equal to 85%: Impact of a Behavioral Intervention Program|
- Change in Child Self-report Health Related Quality of Life Scores After Intervention: Total, Physical and Psychosocial (Presented in This Order) [ Time Frame: one year comparing change in questionnaire scores at baseline to results from questionnaire completed a year later ]
Using a validated quality of life questionnaire we analyzed change in child self-report scores comparing baseline questionnaire scores to end of study questionnaire scores for these categories: total (includes physical and psychosocial), physical, and psychosocial(includes emotional, social, and school).
Scale information: The range is 0-100 in terms of points they could get for each category. They had the options of 0-4, 0 being the best. 0 would then be transformed to a score of 100, 1 to 75, 2 to 50, 3 to 25 and 4 to 0.
Results are clinically significant if the difference in scores are higher than the Minimal Clinical Important Difference (MCID). MCID are as follows: Total Score: 4.36, Physical Health: 6.66, Psychosocial Health: 5.30.
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
intervention: this group will attend the nutrition and exercise program control group: this group will not attend the nutrition and exercise program
Behavioral: Behavioral nutrition and exercise program
The intervention consists of a behavioral nutrition and exercise program. Meetings occur monthly on a Saturday afternoon and last 4 hours. During this time we cover: 1)registration: monitoring of sedentary activities and liquid choices, motivational interviewing, exercise testing;2)exercise: includes strength training; 3) educational lectures; 4) didactic games and projects.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00714870
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center|
|Brighton, Massachusetts, United States, 02135-3514|
|Principal Investigator:||Shirley Gonzalez, MD||Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center|