Adolescents Committed to Nutrition and Physical Activity (ACTION)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 11, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2013
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alberta Kong, University of New Mexico

Brief Summary:
Community based participatory research principles will be used to create, implement and evaluate a culturally relevant and age-appropriate obesity intervention for adolescents who are overweight or obese. The intervention will be implemented through school-based health centers (SBHC) and will include clinical encounters with SBHC providers, use of Motivational Enhancement Therapy to help overweight/obese adolescents adopt healthier behaviors, and use of a community advisory council to develop obesity risk reduction strategies that will be delivered by print and digital video disc (DVD) media. To test efficacy of the ACTION intervention, overweight/obese adolescents will be recruited to either the intervention condition or the usual care condition. Students will have pre- and post- intervention measurements to assess if adolescents in the intervention condition will have improved risk factor profile for metabolic syndrome, improved nutrition and increased physical activity when compared with students in the usual care condition.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Overweight Obesity Insulin Resistance Behavioral: ACTION Behavioral: Usual care Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 145 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Adolescents Committed to Improvement of Nutrition and Physical Activity (ACTION)
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Behavioral: ACTION
Overweight/obese adolescents enrolled in ACTION will meet with SBHC providers over a 6 month period in one school year. SBHC providers will use Motivational Enhancement Therapy to motivate overweight/obese adolescents to adopt strategies for improving nutrition and physical activity.

Active Comparator: 2
Usual care
Behavioral: Usual care
Overweight/obese adolescents in the second arm will receive a well child check with usual anticipatory guidance.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. BMI percentile [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Insulin resistance [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Lipids [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Dietary intake [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  4. Blood pressure [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  5. Physical activity [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 20 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • greater than or equal to the 85th percentile in BMI
  • in 9th through 11th grades at participating schools

Exclusion Criteria:

  • BMI greater than or equal to 40
  • previously diagnosed type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • blood pressure in the range of stage 2 hypertension
  • medications that significantly interfere with weight

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00841334

United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexio
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131-0001
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of New Mexico
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Alberta S Kong, MD, MPH University of New Mexico

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Alberta Kong, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico Identifier: NCT00841334     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-013
5R21HL092533-02 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 11, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Keywords provided by Alberta Kong, University of New Mexico:
Weight loss
Physical activity
Community-based participatory research
Primary Care
Motivational interviewing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Insulin Resistance
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases